The Black Cats’ will be hoping to get back on track against Stoke City after their defeat on Wednesday against Sheffield United.
The Potters’ drew 2-2 against Middlesbrough on Wednesday night, with a 92nd minute equaliser by D’Margio Wright-Phillips.
Sunderland, on the other hand were on the wrong end of a disappointing defeat at Brammal Lane on Wednesday, after playing 60 minutes with only 10 men.
The Black Cats’ put up an inspiring fight against Sheffield United, but it wasn’t enough to snatch a point despite a beautiful goal by Lynden Gooch.
The Sunderland squad is starting to look quite thin as they continue to be quiet in the transfer market.
The injury list now includes, Corry Evans (doubt), Danny Batth(doubt) Carl Winchester and Dan Ballard, meaning Sunderland are now short in defence and midfield.
The Potters’ have a few injury problems themselves, with Harry Clarke, Josh Tymon and Josh Lauren all set to miss out.
Stoke City haven’t had the best of starts, only picking up 4 points in their first 4 games and they will be hoping that the can build up some momentum with a victory.
Sunderland have had a decent start to the season with 5 points in their first 4 games, with just 1 defeat, hopefully they can turn their recent draws into victories.
Score – Stoke City 1-2 Sunderland
Scorers – Ross Stewart and Jack Clarke