The story of the day as Charlie Wyke and Aiden McGeady steal the show as Sunderland thrash Doncaster Rovers

Sunderland welcome Doncaster Rovers to the Stadium of Light this afternoon – and we’ll be bringing you a live stream of updates from the League One clash.

After defeat at Shrewsbury Town in midweek, the Black Cats will be looking to get back to winning ways against one of their potential promotion rivals.

It’s a game that could go a long way to establishing whether Sunderland are genuine top two contenders and one which is given added intrigue given the potential presence of prospective new owner Kyril Louis-Dreyfus – who has been on Wearside this week.

We’ll have the latest on whether the billionaire is indeed present – as well as the usual match updates, analysis, team news and reaction – throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

Sunderland AFC v Doncaster Rovers: Live stream, match updates, latest score, team news, analysis, insight, odds, manager reaction and transfer rumours

So scroll down for a live stream of fresh match updates through the day as we keep you up to date with how Sunderland are faring:

FT: Sunderland AFC 4-1 Doncaster Rovers (Wyke 7, 12, 31, 54; Bogle 53)

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BREAKING: THE TEAM NEWS IS IN!

And here's how Sunderland line-up: Burge; McLaughlin, Wright, Sanderson, McFadzean; O'Nien, Scowen, Power; Gooch, McGeady, Wyke

And on the bench: Matthews, O'Brien, Diamond, Leadbitter, Neil, Jones, Vokins

That's six changes from the midweek defeat - some enforced, admittedly - and potentially a change in shape too. It looks like a 4-3-3, but could easily be the 4-2-2-2 we've seen in recent weeks.

Burge gets the nod in goal while McFadzean is back for Vokins, and it looks like Power will be back in midfield.

And here’s how the visitors line-up

They're without captain Tom Anderson but welcome Josh Sims back into the squad following a hamstring injury.

Here’s the full team sheet from the Stadium of Light

The two teams are out warming-up

And boy do they need it - it's bitterly cold here on Wearside.

We're watching with intrigue to see how Sunderlad shape-up in their position-specific work as it may give us a hint as to the shape we can expect to see today.

Sunderland are warming-up as a back four and midfield three at the moment, so it looks like it will be a 4-3-3 for the Black Cats today.

The soon-to-be owner is here today!

Sunderland are out first, led by Max Power, and Doncaster aren't far behind in their black change shirt.

Chris Maguire has just taken a place in the stand. He's not in the squad today.

Sunderland are out first, led by Max Power, and Doncaster aren't far behind in their black change shirt.

Chris Maguire has just taken a place in the stand. He's not in the squad today.

Josh Scowen gets the ball rolling at the Stadium of Light!

2 - An early chance...

And it falls to the visitors.

A cross-field ball finds Taylor on the Doncaster right and he cuts in before drilling a low shot towards goal from the edge of the area.

Burge got down well to hold, though.

Sunderland have started in a 4-3-3 here, as expected, with Gooch and McGeady either side of Wyke.

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