Sunderland set to see League One fixtures with Wigan Athletic and Accrington Stanley moved after reaching Papa John's Trophy Final

Sunderland look set to see two more of their League One fixtures rearranged – after the side reached the Papa John’s Trophy Final

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 8:00 am

The Black Cats beat Lincoln City on penalties on Wednesday evening to set-up a showdown with Tranmere Rovers at Wembley Stadium on March 14.

And as a result of their progression in the competition, two more of the club’s League One fixtures could now be moved.

Sunderland were scheduled to visit Wigan Athletic on March 13 – the day before the final – but that game will now have to be rearranged for later in the season.

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Sunderland set to see League One fixtures with Wigan Athletic and Accrington Stanley moved after reaching Papa John's Trophy Final

The Wearsiders currently have no free midweek slots until Tuesday, March 23.

Lee Johnson’s side are also set to travel to Accrington Stanley on Tuesday, March 16 – but this game may now be pushed back by 24 hours and played on the Wednesday, given Sunderland’s cup final takes place on the Sunday afternoon.

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