Sunderland players at Bradford.

Phil Smith's Sunderland player ratings: Who starred and struggled as SAFC lose at Bradford City?

Sunderland were beaten 2-0 at Bradford in a pre-season friendly – but how did each Black Cats player fare at Valley Parade?

Alex Neil made 11 changes to his side following Sunderland’s 2-0 win over Dundee United, with the head coach looking to give every member of his senior squad sufficient game time ahead of the new Championship campaign.

After a goalless first half, Emmanuel Osadebe put the hosts ahead after the interval.

The hosts then doubled their lead when Lynden Gooch brought down Jamie Walker and the attacking midfielder converted from the penalty spot.

Here’s how our chief Sunderland writer rated each player at Valley Parade:

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