Sunderland AFC transfer news RECAP: Pompey near appointment as Charlie Wyke on verge of 100 Black Cats appearances
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And Sunderland have momentum in the League One promotion race – with Johnson’s team unbeaten in their last nine fixtures in all competitions.
The Black Cats are just two points off the automatic promotion places and have won six of their last seven in the league.
But Johnson still has multiple injury concerns heading into the Accrington game after Tom Flanagan was forced off in the first half at Wembley against Tranmere Rovers.
First teamers Bailey Wright, Jordan Jones and Aiden O’Brien all missed the match.
Jake Vokins, Carl Winchester and Dion Sanderson were cup tied for the clash and could be in line to start.
Accrington sit tenth in the table and are only four points off the play-offs but have suffered back-to-back defeats against Bristol Rovers and MK Dons.
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