Sunderland players celebrate after scoring against Ipswich.

The Sunderland starting XI which could face Shrewsbury Town - with two changes from Ipswich win

Sunderland will be hoping to make it back-to-back league wins when they travel to Shrewsbury Town – but who will start for Lee Johnson’s side at New Meadow?

Monday, 22nd November 2021, 5:13 pm

The Black Cats beat promotion rivals Ipswich at the Stadium of Light last time out after late goals from Luke O’Nien and Aiden McGeady.

It’s a result which moved Sunderland back into the play-off places, with games in hand on the sides above them.

Johnson is now preparing for a busy run of games and will hope his squad don’t pick up any more injuries, after defender Dennis Cirkin was ruled out until the new year with a hernia issue.

The setback meant O’Nien moved to left-back against Ipswich and will probably have to play there for the foreseeable future.

Another option would be for Johnson to change his system and play with win-backs.

Here’s the Sunderland side we think could start against Shrewsbury.

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