In a massive game tonight at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland will be hoping to all but secure their play-off spot and dare to dream of an automatic place.
In the final home game of the league season, Sunderland face fellow promotion hopefulls Rotherham United.
If Sheffield Wednesday lose tonight against Fleetwood Town and Sunderland come out victorious, The Black Cats’ play-off position will be confirmed.
In order to reach the automatic places. Sunderland will need to beat Rotherham tonight by at least a few goals and hope that themselves and MK Dons lose in the final game of the season, also by a significant amount depending on whether Sunderland can beat Morecambe and by how many.
Sunderland are on great form at the moment, the best in the league currently in fact as they are now unbeaten in their last 11 games(won 7 drawn 4).
Rotherham are enduring a slightly rocky period after their Papa John’s trophy victory against Sutton United only winning 2 of their last 5 games.
Sunderland battered their last opponents 5-1 on Saturday with the league’s top scorer, Ross Stewart finally finding the back of the net twice after being goaless in the last 8 matches.
Pritchard returned to the squad against Cambridge United.
Carl Winchester is set to miss out due to an injury he suffered in the early stages of the last game.
Dennis Cirkin is also doubtful after missing the game on Saturday.
I’m going to be optimistic as I want the dream of automatics to come alive!
Score Sunderland 4-0 Rotherham
Scorers – Ross Stewart x3, Nathan Broadhead