Sunderland v Fleetwood Town: Is it on TV? what time is kick off? where can I follow it? what are the odds?

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Sunderland welcome Fleetwood Town to the Stadium of Light this afternoon looking to get back to winning ways following a 1-1 draw with Oxford United last time out.

The game comes with an added spice with former Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton taking the touchline at the Stadium of Light, and he's been known to taunt the Black Cats on several occasions in the past.

What time is kick off?

Kick off is at 3pm on Saturday, September 8.

Can I watch it on a live stream? Is the match on TV?

The match is not being shown by Sky Sports, BT Sports or via live stream. However, live updates will be available across the SAFC Sunderland Echo platform.

How can I follow Sunderland v Fleetword live?

Again, follow our live coverage! We'll have the latest updates, team news and live match updates before, during and after the game.

Who will be in the teams for the match?

Charlie Wyke could be in contention to make his first league start for the Black Cats after scoring against Oxford last weekend. Dylan McGeouch may also feature as he nears full fitness. Ched Evans, who has scored five goals so far, is likely to be in Barton's starting 11.

Who is the referee?

The man in the middle will be Darren Drysdale. His assistants are Robert Atkin and Thomas Harty. The fourth official is Thomas Bramall.

What are the betting odds?

Sky Bet have a Sunderland win at 4/5, 13/5 to draw and 7/2 for a Fleetwood win.

What is the form of the Black Cats and Cod Army?

Jack Ross' side are unbeaten this season having won against Charlton Athletic, Scunthorpe United, Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon, and drawing with Luton Town and Oxford. Fleetwood have not lost since the opening day of the season and their five-game unbeaten has lifted them to sixth in the League One table.