Plymouth Argyle host the Black Cats’ in a huge game in the play-off race this afternoon at Home Park.
Sunderland are currently in great form as they have won 4 of their last 5 games as they push to get into the play-off places.
Argyle’s form has taken a hit of late as they have only won 2 of their last 5 games, losing last time out to fellow play-off chasers Wycombe Wanderers.
Sunderland could move up to 4th and go above today’s opponents with a victory today depending on the other results.
Argyle would stay 4th if they were victorious but it could see them put pressure on the teams above them for automatic promotion.
Sunderland will need to be weary of Plymouth’s top scorer Ryan Hardie who has 19 goals this season in all competitions.
Ryan Hardie has been injured lately, but could be set to make his return to the squad against the lads today.
Although he’s the league’s second highest goalscorer, Sunderland striker Ross Stewart has struggled to find his shooting boots lately as he has failed to score in his last 7 games despite playing every minute of those matches.
Sunderland sold out yet another away allocation for this game despite it being their longest trip this season.
Alex Neil is set to make a late call on Alex Pritchard after he missed the game against Shrewsbury on Good Friday due to a calf injury.
Thorben Hoffman, Leon Dajaku and Callum Doyle are all doubtful to feature.
Score – Plymouth 0-1 Sunderland
Scorer – Ross Stewart