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Sunderland begin the defence of their EFL Trophy tonight with a trip to Lincoln City.

Tuesday, 5th October 2021, 11:54 am

Lee Johnson’s side went all the way in this competition last season seeing off League Two side Tranmere Rovers in the final at Wembley Stadium.

And the Black Cats head to the side who defeated them in last season’s League One play-off semi-final to begin their defence.

Head coach Johnson is expected to experiment with his starting line-up with several Sunderland players away on international duty.

That could mean a place in the squad for Denver Hume who has yet to feature for the Wearsiders since agreeing a new deal at the Stadium of Light.

The fullback is recovering from an injury picked up in the first leg of that play-off semi-final with the Imps back in May.

But here, though, we take a look around League One at some of the things you might have missed.

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