'Haway!': Sunderland fans praise Phil Parkinson's bold selection call against Fleetwood Town

Phil Parkinson has named his Sunderland side to take on Fleetwood Town – and supporters have been quick to react.

Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 6:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 6:53 pm

The Black Cats are unchanged from the side that beat Bristol Rovers on Saturday afternoon, with Alim Ozturk retaining his place in the starting line-up after he replaced the injured Bailey Wright at the weekend.

George Dobson meanwhile, who is one booking away from a two-game suspension, is also handed a start as Parkinson makes the bold cold to stick with the same side despite a hectic run of fixtures.

Here’s what Sunderland supporters had to say about the team news:

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Sunderland v Fleetwood Town - Phil Parkinson has named his team

@JaiOliver5 said: “Haway the lads! On our way”

@safc1973al added: “Tonight's going to be a really really tough game. Would take a 1.0 win with the scrappiest goal ever right now”

@guitarsmiler commented: “Hope we are able to add another three beautiful points onto our tally tonight”

@gavwilsafc posted: “Massive game this a win would be a big statement for promotion, Ha'way the lads!”

@dan_humphrey1 tweeted: “Unchanged *love heart eyes*”

@G_McBeth94 asked: “What was the point in signing Declan john or is he injured”

@Ianc1102 jested: “So boring reading the team news these days. Ross’s random team generator was so much more fun.”

@molly_atki added: “How is Declan John not on the bench over Connor McLaughlin?? Like are we all missing something”

Here’s the Sunderland side in full:

Sunderland AFC XI: J McLaughlin; Willis, Ozturk, Flanagan; Hume, O’Nien, Power, Dobson; Gooch, Maguire, Wyke

Sunderland AFC subs: Burge, C McLaughlin, Watmore, Lafferty, Semenyo, Smith, Scowen