'Uh oh', 'Just as negative as Parky' - Sunderland fans react as Lee Johnson makes one change vs Hull City

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson has made just one change to his side for Saturday night’s clash against Hull City – and fans have been quick to react on social media.
Lee Johnson. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)Lee Johnson. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)
Lee Johnson. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

The Black Cats are in action for the first time since they played out a 0-0 draw against Northampton Town last weekend, and are looking to move to within one point of the League One play-off places with a win over the Tigers.

Johnson’s only alteration from that match sees Callum McFadzean return to the starting lineup, with Tom Flanagan dropping out of the squad entirely.

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Grant Leadbitter, Josh Scowen, and Max Power will start in midfield, with Aiden McGeady and Jack Diamond supporting Charlie Wyke in attack.

We’ve gathered some of the best reactions from supporters on Twitter:

@_wisemensay tweeted: “I know we're trying to be positive and how can we expect to score with 3 defensive midfielders? Surely we can ditch one of them for an attack minded player”

@andy_fox23 tweeted: “Poor midfield. Surely Embleton can offer more than Leadbitter/Power when we’re playing at home”.

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@Rava1991 tweeted: “3 defensive midfielders he’s just as negative as Parky! But no one will say anything cause he’s a young manager”.

@nicholaswilso11 tweeted: “Nice to have an actual full back again... but that midfield 3 is so flat... big performances needed from Scowen/Power”

@jacobcunliffe10 tweeted: “Uh oh”

@CaineThompsonx tweeted: “Must win game. No excuses. If we draw or lose this our season is over. Another season in League One. Please bloody win.”

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@LogicalLee_ tweeted: “Very defensive”