'That's him gone!': Sunderland fans reacts as Phil Parkinson DROPS big name at MK Dons
The Black Cats have made just one change from the win over Wycombe Wanderers last weekend, with Joel Lynch replacing Tom Flanagan – who suffered a slight shoulder injury in the triumph – at the back.
New signing Kyle Lafferty takes a place on the bench, while Will Grigg drops out the squad completely. Ethan Robson is also not in the squad.
But it's the omission of the big-money striker – who has been a regular in the matchday squads throughout the term - that has Sunderland supporters talking, as rumours continue over his future.
Here’s what fans had to say on social media:
@RamseySAFC said: “We have absolutely ruined Will Grigg haven't we”
@iEddsyy added: “That’s Grigg gone then”
@MJacko1989 posted: “Grigg finished then”
@seansafc1973 commented: “Travelled but not in team squad. Got to be off surely now.”
@AlanBSAFC tweeted: “Lafferty on the bench, wait till we score three then drop him in lol”
@JRGreen99 added: “Will Grigg’s fire has been put out”
@MarkLundie1 said: “I like the team. Attacking side just like last few wins. Let’s get another win to close in on the leaders! Ha’way!”
@mattcain2 commented: “No grigg gerrin”
And here’s the team news in full:
Sunderland AFC XI: McLaughlin, Ozturk, Willis, Lynch, O’Nien, Hume, Power, Dobson, Gooch, Maguire, Wyke
Sunderland AFC subs: Burge, McLaughlin, Watmore, McNulty, Flanagan, Lafferty, Leadbitter