'That's him gone!': Sunderland fans reacts as Phil Parkinson DROPS big name at MK Dons

Phil Parkinson has named his Sunderland side to take on MK Dons – and fans have been quick to react.

Saturday, 18th January 2020, 2:08 pm

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.

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Phil Parkinson has named his Sunderland team to face MK Dons

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