Luke O'Nien shone for Sunderland

Sunderland AFC player ratings: 'Tireless' Luke O'Nien and 'classy' Dylan McGeouch star in Notts County triumph

There were several eye-catching performances as Sunderland secured progression in the Checkatrade Trophy - but which players stole the show?

An own goal from Dan Jones and a penalty converted by Jerome Sinclair secured progression for the Wearsiders, who are now just three games away from Wembley. But who caught the eye during the 2-0 victory over Notts County? Our man Richard Mennear has dished out his player ratings and there's praise for plenty of the fringe players handed opportunities. Click through the pages below to see how we rated the Black Cats:

A couple of nervy moments early on but made an important save from Dennis header, clawing the ball away and then produced a smart block..6

1. Robbin Ruiter - 6

A couple of nervy moments early on but made an important save from Dennis header, clawing the ball away and then produced a smart block..6
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Glenn Loovens: Assured at the heart of the SAFC defence, even made one lung-busting run forward..6

2. Glenn Loovens - 6

Glenn Loovens: Assured at the heart of the SAFC defence, even made one lung-busting run forward..6
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Alim Ozturk: A composed performance at the back for the summer signing, a fairly comfortable evening.6

3. Alim Ozturk - 6

Alim Ozturk: A composed performance at the back for the summer signing, a fairly comfortable evening.6
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Jack Bainbridge: Played on the left-hand side of the back three, didnt look out of place and produced a composed performance..6

4. Jack Bainbridge - 6

Jack Bainbridge: Played on the left-hand side of the back three, didnt look out of place and produced a composed performance..6
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