Sunderland’s pre-season friendly with Middlesbrough may have been abandoned after just 45 minutes, but there was still plenty of time for the Black Cats to showcase their ability ahead of the new campaign.
And Jack Ross will no doubt have been pleased with what he saw as some promising performances across the pitch offer plenty of hope for the League One season ahead.
But who stood out?
Our man Phil Smith has delivered his verdict on the Black Cats’ individual performances in a testing encounter against Championship opposition.
Click the link above to view Phil’s player ratngs.