Patrick Roberts playing for Sunderland against Coventry. Picture by Frank Reid

The Sunderland team which could face Bristol City - with two changes from draw against Coventry City

Sunderland face Bristol City in the Championship this weekend – but who will start for the Black Cats at Ashton Gate?

Alex Neil’s side drew 1-1 with Coventry in their first game of the season after Viktor Gyokeres’ equaliser cancelled out Jack Clarke’s opener.

City, meanwhile, were beaten 2-1 by Hull after the Tigers scored a stoppage-time winner at the MKM Stadium.

Nigel Pearson’s side predominantly played with a back three and wing-backs last season, so Neil may choose to match the opposition up like he did against Coventry.

Here’s the Sunderland side we think could start at Ashton Gate this weekend:

Nigel Pearson’s side predominantly played with a back three and wing-backs last season, so Neil may choose to match the opposition up like he did against Coventry.

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