'No idea what formation this is': Sunderland fans react as Lee Johnson names attacking side at Shrewsbury

Lee Johnson has named an attacking line-up for tonight’s game at Shrewsbury – and fans have been quick to react on social media.

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 7:02 pm

The Black Cats boss has made two changes from Saturday’s 2-0 win over Ipswich, with Alex Pritchard and Aiden O’Brien replacing Corry Evans and Elliot Embleton.

It looks like Sunderland will stick with a back four, yet it’s unclear who will start at full-back.

Here’s how some fans reacted:

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@EddyGray19: Looks like we’re going out to outscore them. Don’t think my heart can take this kind of game

@76skelly: Another “how on earth do this lot line up.” Not surprised to see Embleton drop out but surprised to see O’Brien come in. Still, 3 points please lads

@liamswanston_: Having four midfielders in the team who have all played at full-back so far this season and then not putting the team in formation order is peak Sunderland

@Philip_RJ89: Can anyone decipher tonight’s formation from the team sheet? Have they placed the players’ names in a tumble dryer, spun it around and then published the starting XI? Big night for Pritchard, I feel. He’s got to start showing his quality and ability to affect games.

Sunderland boss Lee Johnson.

@WiseMenSayPod: Who is playing where and in what system?

@DavidHindmarsh7: My best bet is Gooch RB, Winchester in midfield next to Neil

@afootyeducation: Wow, Pritchard and O’Brien startInteresting.

@LaurenSAFC92: I have no idea what formation this is at all

@aldgadgee: O’Nien probably has to play given the full back problems but Gooch and O’Brien

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