The NINE Sunderland AFC players facing a big pre-season as Lee Johnson assesses his squad
The NINE Sunderland AFC players facing a big pre-season as Lee Johnson assesses his squad

The NINE Sunderland AFC players facing a big pre-season as Lee Johnson assesses his squad

With the Sunderland squad set to return to pre-season in the coming weeks, Lee Johnson has already promised a clean slate for his squad.

Saturday, 12th June 2021, 3:13 pm

Whether a young player coming through the ranks or an established figure who has fallen out of favour, pre-season is a time where impressions can be forged and key decisions made.

And that will certainly be the case at the Academy of Light this summer, where a number of players are set for a big few weeks as they look to catch the eye behind the scenes.

The Black Cats have so far confirmed just one pre-season friendly, but are set to be put through their paces by Johnson and his staff in a number of other warm-up games ahead of the big kick-off in August.

So which individuals are set for a big pre-season this year, and who should we be keeping an eye on as Sunderland return to action in early July? We take a look:

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