Sunderland boss Alex Neil speaking to his players. Picture by Frank Reid

The interesting number of minutes each Sunderland player has received in pre-season

Sunderland ended their pre-season schedule with a 1-1 draw at Hartlepool this week – with attention now turning to their Championship opener against Coventry.

The Black Cats played six friendly matches this summer, with head coach Alex Neil keen to share game time among his squad.

After their match against Rangers was stopped at half-time due to a power cut, Sunderland faced Roma, Dundee United, Bradford, Accrington Stanley and Hartlepool.

Here’s how many minutes each Sunderland player received in pre-season.

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