Sunderland suffer another defensive injury blow in Papa John's Trophy final against Tranmere Rovers

Sunderland have suffered another defensive injury blow, with Tom Flanagan subbed after picking up a knock in the Papa John’s Trophy final.

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 3:47 pm

Flanagan needed to come off with a couple of minutes to go before half-time. The centre-back was getting treatment to his left leg, it appeared to be his calf.

Conor McLaughlin was quickly stripped and readied to come on for Flanagan.

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Tom Flanagan needed treatment just before half-time.

Sunderland started well but Tranmere pegged them back and the game was goalless at the break.

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