'Makes me nervous' 'Surely today’s the day!': Sunderland fans react as Lee Johnson makes four changes for Papa John's Trophy final

Lee Johnson has made four changes to his Sunderland side for the Papa John’s Trophy final against Tranmere – and fans have been quick to react on social media.

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 2:21 pm
Sunderland boss Lee Johnson.

The Black Cats won 2-0 at Portsmouth last time out but will be without goalscorer Jordan Jones and Aiden O’Brien due to injury at Wembley.

Midfielder Carl Winchester and defender Dion Sanderson have also been replaced as both are cup tied for the match.

Tom Flanagan, Grant Leadbitter, Lynden Gooch and Chris Maguire have all been recalled to the starting XI.

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Here’s how some fans reacted to the team news on social media:

@CharlieHorner_: I'm so glad Flanagan is fit, given Sanderson's absence in this competition

@LdoubleE_87: Decent team, shame there’s no JJ

@JStubbs0302: Should have made Leadbitter captain just for today, if we win he is the man who should be lifting that trophy but overall good team selection

SafeSeal NE.

@aimeegordon_x: I’m gutted Jones isn’t playing, This makes me nervous, prove me wrong lads

@davis0688: Should still be strong enough to win but not as strong as we’d like due to injury and cup tied players. Let's hope Leadbitter’s shoulder is the right side of that 50/50 chance! Time for Maguire to step up and take his chance.

@JacobKirkbride: Maguire finally getting a start but he has to make a big statement this afternoon

@declanprice02: Good team that, especially with the amount of players that are out atm. HAWAY THE LADS WIN THIS

@mattymule: 48 years since we last won at Wembley but surely today is the day!

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