'Love that', 'In Johnson we trust' - Sunderland fans react to team news vs Crewe

Lee Johnson has made one change ahead of Sunderland’s trip to face Crewe Alexandra on Saturday afternoon – and fans have been quick to react on social media

Saturday, 27th February 2021, 2:05 pm
Sunderland manager Lee Johnson. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

The Black Cats are looking to continue their renewed run of form with a fourth consecutive League One win following Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Fleetwood Town.

For their part, Crewe picked up a first win in three against Accrington Stanley in their last outing, but are still seven points and six places behind Johnson’s men in the table.

With that in mind, the Sunderland boss has kept largely the same side ahead of the Wearsiders’ clash with Alexandra.

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Josh Scowen returns to the starting XI ahead of Grant Leadbitter, but the Black Cats are otherwise unchanged.

Crewe name the same lineup that beat Accrington, meaning that former Sunderland man Mikael Mandron will feature for the hosts.

We’ve gathered some of the best reactions from fans on Twitter below:

@EthanOsafc tweeted: “Great team, now bring back the three points”.

@JaiOliver5 tweeted: “I love that”.

@jack_farnie tweeted: “Don’t change what isn’t broken. Big three points needed”.

@davis0688 tweeted: “Right decision to take Leadbitter out even if it’s just for a rest. O’Brien harder to decide, still not playing well enough for me, but after he’s scored your messing with his confidence if you drop him”.

@macca1937 tweeted: “Still don’t understand why Jordan Jones isn’t starting but in Johnson we trust”.

@cameronflaws tweeted: “Happy with that”

@Callumr2004 tweeted: “Ha’way the Lads! Lee Johnson’s Red and White Army!”.