'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.
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