Jack Diamond playing for Sunderland AFC. Picture by Frank Reid

The Sunderland XI set to face Bradford City - Predicted line-up

Sunderland are preparing to face Bradford in a pre-season friendly – but who will start for the Black Cats at Valley Parade.

Alex Neil is set to make changes to the team which won 2-0 at Dundee United on Saturday, with the head coach looking to provide his squad with sufficient game time ahead of the new campaign.

New signing Aji Alese is expected to feature again after coming off the bench at Tannadice Park.

After their meeting with Bradford, Sunderland have two more friendly matches against Accrington Stanley and Hartlepool before their season opener against Coventry.

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

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