'Return of the king': Sunderland fans react as Lee Johnson makes FOUR changes for play-off second leg against Lincoln City

Lee Johnson has made FOUR changes to his Sunderland side for the second leg of their play-off semi-final against Lincoln City – and fans have been quick to react on social media.

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 2:48 pm

The Black Cats need to overcome a 2-0 deficit at the Stadium of Light, and Johnson’s attacking selections certainly reflects that.

Chris Maguire Grant Leadbitter, Callum McFadzean and Ross Stewart have all returned to the starting XI, with Tom Flanagan, Max Power, Jordan Jones and the injured Denver Hume dropping out.

Here’s how some fans reacted to the team news on social media – with Maguire’s recall proving popular.

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@Callumm1406: Return of the king

@Philip_RJ89: He’s rolled the dice here! And that’s exactly what we needed, I think. Chris Maguire’s return is huge, and Ross Stewart should hopefully sharpen things up in attack

@joe_112233: We asked for attacking, we got attacking

@TheSafcAnalyst: If that’s Gooch at RB that’s good, it will allow Wyke to be more effective with the delivery coming from Maguire and McGeady. Leadbitter starting is a massive plus.

Sunderland attacker Chris Maguire.
Sunderland attacker Chris Maguire.

@CharlieHorner_: Maguire in. Two up top. Can't complain really. It's all on the lads to turn this around now.

@OfficialDPope: Well it's 'different' and Maguire is in to keep people happy.

@wengerullah: Keep it tight at the back and aim for four goals. It’s doable

@yaboyliddy: Would've switched Jones for Gooch but I'm loving the look of two strikers

@Kevsol: Happy with the more attacking look to the starting XI. We need some big performances today though!

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