Will Grigg is set to keep his place in the Sunderland starting line-up for the League One visit of Blackpool.
Grigg impressed Black Cats boss Jack Ross on his debut at Oxford on Saturday and showed no ill effects from his recent knee injury. Both Kazaiah Sterling and Chris Maguire are pushing to return to the squad after being left out for the trip to the Kassam Stadium.
Midfielder Lee Cattermole could be in line to return after missing the Oxford clash with a minor ankle injury.
Blackpool new boys Antony Evans and Matty Virtue are both pushing for places in the Seasiders' starting line-up. The pair impressed when they were introduced from the bench during Saturday's 2-0 win over Walsall.
Blackpool captain Jay Spearing is definitely out due to a knee injury while Callum Guy (ankle) is battling for fitness. The visitors are still without longer term injury absentees Jimmy Ryan (knee) and Max Clayton (hamstring).
Sunderland will host Blackpool in a league clash for the first time since December 2010 in the Premier League, went they went down to a 0-2 defeat due to a DJ Campbell brace.
Sunderland, 1-0 winners in the reverse meeting at Bloomfield Road earlier this season, haven't done a league double over Blackpool since the 1973-74 second tier campaign.
Sunderland are unbeaten in 15 home league matches, their best such run since going 19 without defeat at the Stadium of Light between August 2003 and April 2004.
Blackpool haven't won three consecutive away league matches since February 2012 under Ian Holloway.
Sunderland's Aiden McGeady has been involved in seven goals in his last eight League One appearances at the Stadium of Light (4 goals, 3 assists).
Comfortable home victory for Sunderland. They will have too much quality.
Sunderland 2-0 Blackpool (378 away fans)
People can watch it for a tenner or £5.99 if outside the UK. Don't know if Pool get any revenue from it.
Will be brave playing two strikers tonight. Can you really drop Long though after a goal.
Midfield looks a bit weak and unbalanced. We shall see.
tangerine77 wrote:Wonder if there's a stream for this.Not checked, still on bedtime stories. I see we haven't conceded so good start.
seasider wrote:Not checked, still on bedtime stories. I see we haven't conceded so good start.Been through all my Smart IPTV channels and there's fuck all.
Doncaster winning which is bad news in terms of the play offs but I don't think any of us think any of us are thinking that far ahead.
Seem to be doing well
tangerine77 wrote:Wonder if there's a stream for this.I thought Sky were meant to show all mid week league games via the red button, but it appears that is Championship only :(
Absolute breathless first half, I've barely stopped typing.— Matt Scrafton (@matt_scrafton) February 12, 2019
Unsurprisingly Sunderland look a threat every time they come forward but at the moment Blackpool are repelling everything. Home side look vulnerable at the back too... https://t.co/2h1yyCyNRg
Servo wrote:Link to view the goal here, great strike.Nice, thanks for that. Hell of a shot!
Servo wrote:Link to view the goal here, great strike.Thank you! What a goal
Surely we aren't going to win this are 😁
Still expecting them to come back. We have Pritchard at left back!
Servo wrote:Link to view the goal here, great strike.👍 As said great goal
59 - I tell you what, when the Sunderland fans get behind their team it's some atmosphere in here. But when they turn, it soon gets toxic (0-1)— Matt Scrafton (@matt_scrafton) February 12, 2019
Devon-Pool wrote:👍 As said great goal
You need an avatar, I thought you were talking to yourself! 😀