The Sunderland starting line-up fans want to see Jack Ross name against Bristol Rovers

Sunderland take on Bristol Rovers this evening with a Wembley date on the horizon - but what team will Jack Ross name?

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 3:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 3:17 pm
Sunderland fans have had their say on tonight's starting line-up

The Black Cats are potentially just 90 minutes away from a trip to the national stadium, but will need to find a way past the Gas in order to seal their place in the Checkatrade Trophy Final. And with so much at stake, team selection for the semi-final has been a hot topic among supporters. Jack Ross has promsied to name a strong side, but who do fans believe should start at the Memorial Stadium? We ran a poll on our @sunechosafc Twitter page, with hundreds of supporters casing their votes as to who should start at Bristol. Here's the starting line-up they selected:

Sunderland's number one hasn't featured in the Checkatrade Trophy this season, but 63% of fans believe he should start against Bristol Rovers.
O'Nien has been a regular in recent weeks and 59% of supporters want to see him start at Bristol.

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A unanimous choice among Sunderland fans, 48% want the centre back to start in the semi-final.
The Turk has impressed in this competition, and 27% of fans want to see him given another chance to shine.
No surprises here - 56% of supporters are keen to see James start at full-back.
47% of supporters wanted to see Leadbitter and Cattermole partnered in the centre of midfield.
The partnership of Cattermole and Leadbitter seemed to be a popular one.
Having impressed against Plymouth on Saturday, 44% of fans have called for Morgan to start this evening.
Unsurprisingly, 67% of supporters voted for a start for McGeady at Bristol Rovers.
The Sunderland skipper is a popular choice, with 47% of fans wanting him to start in the South West.
66% of fans want to see the Northern Irish international handed a place in the line-up.