Only a handful of senior players featured as the Black Cats drew 0-0 at Prenton Park, with the matchday squad mostly featuring U23 players.
Lee Johnson said was impressed with the way the group understood the game plan and said many showed they can compete at that level.
Lynden Gooch will return to the Sunderland side to face Hull City on Friday night, but Johnson has not yet decided whether Alex Pritchard will make his debut.
However, it was undoubtedly great to see Black Cats supporters enjoying a first away day since the Coronavirus pandemic hit.
Here, we take a look at some of the best pictures from last night’s game against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.
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