Sunderland have brought in former Norwich and Preston North End manager, Alex Neil, to help save their season.

Neil was announced by the club last night and took charge of training yesterday morning.

The Black Cats’ will be hoping that the new head coach can give them that well needed boost after suffering defeats in their last 3 games.

Sunderland have only won 1 of their last 7 games whilst suffering from 4 defeats against teams in the bottom half of the table in that time.

Bailey Wright will miss out today but he could return from his injury next weekend.

Lynden Gooch and Ron-Thorben Hoffman are expected to also miss out.

Wimbledon themselves are in terrible form.

They have yet to win a game this year with 0 wins in their last 12 matches.

The Dons lost a key player in January in Ollie Palmer who had 11 goal contributions in 24 matches this season.

Sunderland must also be weary of young midfielder Ayoub Assal, who is currently their top scorer with 8 goals this season.

Wimbledon’s new signing, Lee Brown is expected to return this weekend, which will only be his 2nd appearance for The Dons since making his transfer from Portsmouth last month.

Prediction

I believe the Alex Neil era will begin with a win and hopefully spark a big turn around as we try to push for promotion, or at least keep our place in the play off places.

Score – 2-0 – Ross Stewart and Alex Pritchard.

SGM

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