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:

Bryan Oviedo: Nervy start but became a big threat, he had acres of space down the left wing. Could have done better on occasion with his decision making..6

5. Bryan Oviedo - 6

Bryan Oviedo: Nervy start but became a big threat, he had acres of space down the left wing. Could have done better on occasion with his decision making..6
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Bali Mumba: A new role for the 17-year-old, deployed at right wing-back. Found it hard going at times but stuck to his task admirably and was keen to get forward every chance he could..6

6. Bali Mumba - 6

Bali Mumba: A new role for the 17-year-old, deployed at right wing-back. Found it hard going at times but stuck to his task admirably and was keen to get forward every chance he could..6
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Max Power ( C ): Had two efforts at goal, one blocked, one saved. Had the skippers armband on and was constantly encouraging his team mates..6

7. Max Power - 6

Max Power ( C ): Had two efforts at goal, one blocked, one saved. Had the skippers armband on and was constantly encouraging his team mates..6
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Dylan McGeouch: Kept it simple, lot of first time passes, helped dictate the play. Showed his class with the assist for opener. Classy.7

8. Dylan McGeouch - 7

Dylan McGeouch: Kept it simple, lot of first time passes, helped dictate the play. Showed his class with the assist for opener. Classy.7
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