Sunderland VS Burton Albion – Preview
Sunderland recently dropped out of the play off places after a disappointing defeat to MK Dons at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
The Black Cats’ will be hoping to turn their recent horrific form around and earn a first victory in 6 matches on Tuesday night.
Burton themselves are on a poor run of form, winning just 1 of their last 5 games in the league with their only win being a 3-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers last week.
Sunderlamd will need to keep an eye out for England youth international Daniel Jebbison who is currently Burton’s top scorer with 8 goals in 18 games this season despite only being 18 years of age.
The Black Cats’ have their own threat in Ross Stewart who is the league’s top scorer with 19 goals as he ended his mini goal drought during their defeat on Saturday with a wonderfully placed header.
New Sunderland head coach Alex Neil goes into the game hoping for his first victory since arriving last month.
Aiden McGeady and Luke O’Nien are both set to be out for another few weeks, O’nien being the closer of the 2 to return.
Striker Jermain Defoe is likely to start on the bench again as he works towards match fitness.
Danny Batth is expected to also miss out on Tuesday, but could make a return next week.
Lynden Gooch could be making a return to the squad after being out for a few weeks
Louis Moult and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are currently being assessed by Burton’s coaching staff and could make a return to their squad.
Score – Sunderland 2-0 Burton
Scorers – Ross Stewart and Elliot Embleton