Which players form part of Jack Ross' favourite Sunderland side?

This is Jack Ross' favourite Sunderland line-up - according to minutes played

Jack Ross' team selections have been a source of debate among Sunderland fans in recent weeks - but which team does the Black Cats' boss seem to prefer?

We've crunched the numbers and looked at the minutes played by every member of Sunderland's squad this season, to find out which eleven players have been picked by Ross most often during the campaign. So who do these stats suggest forms the Scot's favourite line-up? Scroll down and click through the pages to find out:

Unsurprisingly, McLaughlin is Ross' preferred choice between the sticks having played 3226 minutes of football this campaign - more than any other Sunderland player.

1. GK: Jon McLaughlin

Unsurprisingly, McLaughlin is Ross' preferred choice between the sticks having played 3226 minutes of football this campaign - more than any other Sunderland player.
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The Welsh international narrowly pips Luke O'Nien to the right-back spot, having racked up 1944 minutes of action so far.

2. RB: Adam Matthews

The Welsh international narrowly pips Luke O'Nien to the right-back spot, having racked up 1944 minutes of action so far.
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A mainstay for most of the campaign, Flanagan has featured in 2219 minutes of football for Sunderland during this season.

3. CB: Tom Flanagan

A mainstay for most of the campaign, Flanagan has featured in 2219 minutes of football for Sunderland during this season.
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Only McLaughlin has featured for more minutes than Baldwin, whose regular starts have seen him amass 3150 minutes of action.

4. CB: Jack Baldwin

Only McLaughlin has featured for more minutes than Baldwin, whose regular starts have seen him amass 3150 minutes of action.
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