'We're going to WINchester' - Sunderland fans buzzing with 'brilliant' starting XI and 'good combination' in midfield

Lee Johnson has named his starting XI to face Lincoln – and Sunderland fans gave been quick to react.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 2:24 pm

The Black Cats are on an impressive run having lost just once in 16 games in all competitions.

Indeed, Sunderland are sitting in third position in League One with 63 points from 34 games.

That’s just one place and two points ahead of the Imps as Michael Appleton’s team visits the Stadium of Light the third-tier this afternoon.

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There had been some talk amongst that striker Ross Stewart could possibly start following a goal-scoring debut from the bench against Accrington Stanley on Wednesday.

However, the striker sarts on the bench. Callum McFadzean has come in for Jake Vokins while Grant Leadbitter returns to he side.

Here, we take a look at how Sunderland fans reacted to today’s teamsheet on social media:

@CrazyMackem23: “Brilliant lineup.”

Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson has named his starting XI to face Lincoln City this afternoon.

@BWhitza97: “Nothing but 3 points today lads.”

@mattysouvlaki: “We're going to WINchester.”

@mackemrich: “Leadbitter and Winchester in the middle should be a good combination.”

@SAFCSpencer: “Would much prefer Neil in midfield 3 instead of Leadbitter. A much-needed bit of creativity. All 3 starting today are all similar types of players.”

@JoeMcNa36001719: “Would have liked to see Stewart start. Might need more match fitness.”

@nicholaswilso11: “433 by the looks of it then, ha’way the lads... 3 points please.”

@LiamShepard7: “It's an acceptable team with Stewart and Maguire on the bench as super subs. Good to see Winchester on the team again as he's doing rather well at the moment.”

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