Alex Pritchard playing for Sunderland against Roma.

The predicted Sunderland XI to face Accrington Stanley as Alex Neil weighs up several selection calls

Sunderland are preparing to face Accrington Stanley in a pre-season friendly – but who will start for the Black Cats?

Alex Neil’s side recently returned from Portugal after their eight-day training camp, and held their own for large spells against Serie A side Roma last week. The match finished 2-0 to the Italian club, yet Neil will have been encouraged by the performance.

Striker Ross Stewart missed the match with a minor injury but returned for the clash against Dundee United. Sunderland then fielded a second-string side against Bradford City in a 2-0 defeat.

Here’s our predicted Sunderland line-up for the match:

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