Sunderland fans back at the Stadium of Light: Gallery of the emotional scenes as supporters return for Lincoln City clash
Sunderland fans are back at the Stadium of Light – with 10,000 supporters cheering on Lee Johnson’s side.
Sunderland are 2-0 down heading into the second leg of the League One play-off semi-final after a dismal result in the first leg.
Fans are allowed back inside stadiums for the first time in over a year and our photographers Martin Swinney and Frank Reid has been taking pictures of the first fans back inside the stadium.
We will have full coverage from the game over the weekend with all the action, reaction and analysis plus more fan pictures over the weekend.
Sunderland are targeting a place in the League One play-off final at Wembley a week on Sunday, with Blackpool the first team to qualify for the final after their victory over two legs over Oxford United this week.
Sunderland have defensive problems with Conor McLaughlin and Denver Hume both out of the game.
Kick-off at the Stadium of Light is 3.30pm here on Wearside.