Sunderland AFC v Lincoln City: How to watch, live stream details and team news ahead of Papa John's Trophy semi-final
Sunderland AFC turn their attentions to the Papa John’s Trophy on Wednesday evening – and here’s everything you need to know ahead of the visit of Lincoln City:
When is the game? What time is kick-off?
Sunderland AFC will welcome Lincoln City to the Stadium of Light on Wednesday, February 17.
Kick-off is at 6:00pm.
Is Sunderland AFC v Lincoln City on TV? How can I follow it live?
Sunderland AFC v Lincoln City will be broadcast on TV, with coverage available on Sky Sports.
The game will be available to watch on Sky Sports Football, with coverage beginning at 5:30pm. You can also watch the game on Now TV.
The Sunderland Echo will also be running a comprehensive live blog with team news, live updates, reaction and analysis from writers Phil Smith and Mark Donnelly.
Is there any injury news? Who is in the teams?
Sunderland will be without a number of players for the game.
Jordan Willis is out for the rest of the season while fellow defenders Arbenit Xhemajli and Denver Hume are also sidelined.
The game is likely to come too soon for Ross Stewart while Tom Flanagan and Callum McFadzean will be assessed ahead of the fixture.
Dion Sanderson, Jake Vokins and Carl Winchester are cup-tied.
For Lincoln, Liam Bridcutt will be monitored after picking up a calf injury last week.
January signing Regan Poole is cup-tied.
Is there extra time in the Papa John’s Trophy semi-final?
No. If the scores are level at 90 minutes then the game will go to penalties.
The shootout will follow the traditional ABAB format.
When is the 2021 Papa John’s Trophy final?
The final will be played at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, March 14.
Kick-off is set for 3pm.
Who is the referee?
The EFL have confirmed that Ben Toner will referee the semi-final clash.
Andrew Dallison and David Hunt are the assistant referees, with James Bell the fourth official.
What are the odds?
Sky Bet are offering the following odds on the game:
Sunderland - 13/10
Draw – 11/5
Lincoln City - 17/10
Are any tickets available?
No. All League One and Papa John’s Trophy games are currently being played behind closed doors meaning no tickets will be available.