The Sunderland youngsters and fringe players in line for a start against Northampton Town

The NINE Sunderland youngsters and fringe players in line for a start against Northampton Town

Sunderland boss Lee Johnson could be set to shuffle his pack for the weekend clash with Northampton Town – but which players may stand to benefit?

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 11:52 am

With the Black Cats’ place in the play-offs already secured and a semi-final clash on the horizon, some starting players could be set for a rest after a gruelling fixture schedule.

The likes of Bailey Wright and Denver Hume have recently recovered from injuries and with fitness concerns thrown into the mix as well, Johnson could be minded to adopt a safety first approach against the Cobblers – who themselves are already relegated and have little to play for.

So if changes are to be made, who could be knocking on the door for an opportunity?

We take a look at NINE players who may well be in line for a start should Sunderland opt to rotate their squad this weekend – with youngsters and fringe players in the mix.

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