'Involved or not we stick together' - Aiden O'Brien sends classy message to Sunderland teammates ahead of Tranmere Rovers final
Aiden O’Brien has sent a classy message to his Sunderland teammates after missing out through injury.
O’Brien tweeted: “Involved or not we stick together and support each other all the way!! Ha’way the lads let’s bring this trophy back to Sunderland
Meanwhile, Jordan Jones misses out with a hamstring injury.
He tweeted before kick-off: “Gutted beyond words to be missing this but here supporting the boys and can’t wait till we bring this trophy home. HAWAY the lads!!!!!”
Sunderland play Tranmere Rovers in the 3pm kick-off at Wembley in the final of the Papa John's Trophy final.
Charlie Wyke leads the Sunderland attack, Aiden McGeady starts with Tom Flanagan and Luke O’Nien the central defensive pairing.
Sunderland lost in the final of the competition to Portsmouth two years ago.
And here’s how Sunderland line-up at Wembley: Burge; Power, Flanagan, O’Nien, McFadzean; Leadbitter, Scowen, McGeady, Maguire; Gooch, Wyke
And on the bench: Matthews, McLaughlin, Kimpioka, Diamond, Neil, Stewart, Younger
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