This is Jack Ross' favourite Sunderland line-up - according to minutes played

Jack Ross' team selections have been a source of debate among Sunderland fans in recent weeks - but which team does the Black Cats' boss seem to prefer?

Tuesday, 19th February 2019, 09:17 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th February 2019, 09:22 am
Which players form part of Jack Ross' favourite Sunderland side?

We've crunched the numbers and looked at the minutes played by every member of Sunderland's squad this season, to find out which eleven players have been picked by Ross most often during the campaign. So who do these stats suggest forms the Scot's favourite line-up? Scroll down and click through the pages to find out:

Unsurprisingly, McLaughlin is Ross' preferred choice between the sticks having played 3226 minutes of football this campaign - more than any other Sunderland player.
The Welsh international narrowly pips Luke O'Nien to the right-back spot, having racked up 1944 minutes of action so far.
A mainstay for most of the campaign, Flanagan has featured in 2219 minutes of football for Sunderland during this season.

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Only McLaughlin has featured for more minutes than Baldwin, whose regular starts have seen him amass 3150 minutes of action.
Having made the full-back spot his own over the course of the season, it's no surprise to see that James has featured for 2401 minutes this season.
Despite missing several games through suspension, Power remains one of the club's more regularly used players - featuring for 2122 minutes this season.
Injury troubles aside, Honeyman has been a regular for the Black Cats and has been handed 2415 minutes of football during the campaign.
It's been something of a breakthrough season for the American, whose 2556 minutes of action have him among Sunderland's more regular starters.
The popular forward may have found himself out of the team in recent weeks, but his 2509 minutes this season earn him a place in this XI.
The former Celtic star has been handed 2037 minutes of football during the current campaign - and he has caught the eye with some stellar performances.
Josh Maja's exit means that Wyke is the striker on Sunderland's book who has featured the most this campaign. He narrowly pips Duncan Watmore, having played 710 minutes.