'The attack is frightening': Sunderland fans react as Lee Johnson makes five changes from Wembley to face Accrington Stanley
The Black Cats beat Tranmere 1-0 at Wembley last time out to lift the Papa John’s trophy, with Lynden Gooch scoring the game’s only goal.
Dion Sanderson and Carl Winchester were cup tied for that match but have returned to the starting XI, along with Conor McLaughlin, Jake Vokins and Jack Diamond.
Jordan Jones and Aiden O’Brien remain out through injury though.
Here’s how some fans reacted to the team news:
@Philip_RJ89: Throwing Vokins straight back in feels like a gamble, but other than that, this is a good-looking XI! Not the kind of team selection that suggests a point would be acceptable tonight, and that’s 100 per cent right. Victory is a must.
@_JordanSimpson: Wonder how we're setting up with McGeady, Diamond, and Gooch in the side…
@Owensara5: That attack is frightening
@DavidHindmarsh7: Happy with that like
@dan_humphrey1: Three at the back?
@burnett_shaun: No Jones in squad at all? What's the crack?
@EthanOsafc: Why are people complaining? Lee Johnson clearly knows what he’s doing that’s why we are doing so well. Less of the negativity lads we aren’t managed by Parky no more :)
@joefawcett22: Winiesta Masterclass tonight, up the Sunderland
@_wisemensay: Be very surprised if McLaughlin is at right back, would be equally surprised if O'Nien was taken out of defence. It's got to be 3-4-3 with Gooch at wing back