659 Sunderland fans made the trip to the LNER Stadium for the Black Cats' Papa John's Trophy clash with Lincoln City (Credit photo: Frank Reid)

Sunderland fan gallery: Can you spot yourself among the 659-strong away following as the Black Cats open their Papa John's Trophy defence with victory against Lincoln City

Sunderland put the disappointment of Saturday’s heavy defeat at Fratton Park behind them by opening the defence of their Papa John’s Trophy with a win over Lincoln City.

A much changed Black Cats side impressed in front of the 659 travelling fans as goals from captain Dan Neil and a debut strike by Stephen Wearne gave Lee Johnson’s side the victory at the LNER Stadium.

The Papa John’s Trophy tie was the second of seven away games for the Black Cats in a month as Johnson’s side compete on all fronts in League One and EFL cup action.

The Wearsiders return to the Stadium of Light next week however looking to cement their place in the knockout phase of the Papa John’s Trophy with Manchester United’s U23’s the visitors.

And here we gather some of the best shots of supporters who made the trip to Lincolnshire on Tuesday. Can you spot yourself among the 659 travelling red and white army?

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