'You have to try him': Sunderland fans comment on Lee Johnson's goalkeeper dilemma ahead of Doncaster Rovers clash

Sunderland boss Lee Johnson has a goalkeeping dilemma ahead of this weekend’s meeting with Doncaster Rovers at the Stadium of Light – and fans have been letting their feelings known about the situation.

Friday, 12th February 2021, 3:00 pm

Lee Burge has started 21 of the Black Cats’ 26 league games this season but was left on the bench during the side’s 2-1 defeat at Shrewsbury last time out.

Remi Matthews started between the sticks and made a costly error which led to the Shrews’ equaliser at New Meadow.

Ahead of this weekend’s meeting with Doncaster, we asked supporters who should start in goal for the Black Cats.

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Remi Matthews.

Fans have hardly been convinced by Burge or Matthews this season, with many calling for Anthony Patterson to be given a chance.

The 20-year-old has only played for the senior side in the EFL Trophy after coming through the ranks on Wearside.

On our Sunderland Echo SAFC Facebook page, Gavin Mcadam said: Can we not apply for an emergency loan, based on the fact it’s shocking to replace bad with worse?

Tom Woodward replied: Being realistic, Burge

Brian Charlton added: Burge in goal and Patterson on bench. Get rid of Matthews.

Glyn Hutchinson replied: I would play Patterson but now is the time to see how good a coach Johnson is, remember he had a full transfer window to bring someone in

Tony Bell posted: Seriously though. Got to be Patterson

William Coulthard answered: Play young Anthony Patterson he's got to be better than the other two

Matthew Lone commented: Sunderland need to start with Patterson in goal at weekend

On Twitter, @LukeCostello13 joked: Luke O’Nien, he’s played in every other position, let’s try him in goal!

@KayeThubron tweeted: Has to be Burge, I don’t want to see Matthews in goal for us again! Move Patterson up onto the bench.

@dpgroves6 responded: Has to be Burge! Yes has made mistakes, but overall has a good record! Can't experiment in a big game like this!

@christyzack said: Burge has his faults but Matthews should never play for us again.

@paulbasnett10 added: You have to try Patterson, the other two are Useless

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