As we reach the final game of the season, Sunderland travel to Morecambe in a crucial match at both ends of the table.
Sunderland are currently on 81 points whereas Plymouth and Wycombe are both on 80.
If Sunderland were to win, it would see them move up to 84 points and impossible to catch.
The Black Cats’ will want to make sure they can get the victory just so the play-offs are a certainty.
It will, by no means be an easy game for Sunderland despite Morecambe’s position in the league table as they will also come out hoping for that victory as they sit just 2 points above the relegation zone.
In a season of struggle for Morecambe, their star man, Cole Stockton has had a wonderful season, scoring 23 goals.
That is just 1 league goal less than the league’s joint top scorer Ross Stewart of Sunderland who will be hoping to find his shooting boots this afternoon and fire Sunderland into the play-offs.
The last time these 2 sides met was in December where The Black Cats’ ran riot and eventually won the game 5-0 with goals from Ross Stewart, Nathan Broadhead, Alex Pritchard and Leon Dajaku.
These 2 sides have only played each other 3 times in their history, Sunderland winning all 3 of them games with a total score of 8-0, meaning Morecambe have never scored against The Black Cats’.
Dennis cirkin could be back in contention after Alex Neil has said he is now ‘pain free’.
Nathan Broadhead will be monitored after sustaining a knock which saw him only complete 52 minutes on Tuesday night against Rotherham.
Aiden McGeady has been in full training this week and could be back in consideration.
Carl Winchester remains on the sidelines.
Score – Morecambe 1-3 Sunderland.
Scorers – Ross Stewart x2, Elliot Embleton.