Ross Stewart celebrates his first goal against Wycombe.

Sunderland's strongest starting XI and bench - including Thorben Hoffman, Leon Dajaku and other summer signings

Sunderland completed two more new signings on deadline day following the arrivals of goalkeeper Thorben Hoffman and winger Leon Dajaku – meaning Black Cats boss Lee Johnson will have some tough decisions to make in the coming weeks and months.

Saturday, 4th September 2021, 12:30 pm

The two new additions from Germany brought Sunderland’s summer arrivals up to nine, including Callum Doyle, Alex Pritchard, Corry Evans, Dennis Cirkin, Frederik Alves, Nathan Broadhead and Niall Huggins.

It means the Black Cats will have competition for places across the pitch as they aim to win promotion from League One.

Of course fans will have different opinions and the team will change throughout the campaign as injuries occur and the team changes system.

Sunderland will also have games in the Papa John’s Trophy, Carabao Cup and FA Cup so the squad will need to be utilised.

Following the end of the window, here’s how the Black Cats’ squad is shaping up.

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