The Sunderland starting XI which could face Blackpool with Lee Johnson set to make changes

Sunderland are preparing for a trip to Blackpool in the second round of the Carabao Cup – and Black Cats boss Lee Johnson has some decisions to make for the game at Bloomfield Road.

Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 9:58 am

The Wearsiders beat Port Vale in the first round of the competition earlier this month and will be hoping to maintain some momentum following a 1-0 home win over AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

Johnson is set to make changes to his side, though, with new signing Frederik Alves in line to make his Black Cats debut after joining the club on loan from West Ham.

Another new arrival Niall Huggins could also be involved after completing his move to Wearside from Leeds United on a four-year deal last week.

Blackpool were promoted from League One via the play-offs last season and have taken two points from their first four league games this season.

Here’s the side we think could start at Bloomfield Road.

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