Subsequent to beating Port Vale 2-1 in the opening round of the opposition, the Black Cats go into the game having additionally asserted three successes from their four alliance games so far this season, as they target advancement from League One.
In any case, what kind of a side could supervisor Lee Johnson name this evening, to allow Sunderland the best opportunity of advancing?
Here, we’ve investigated who we think could begin for Sunderland as they search for triumph against the Seasiders.
With Lee Burge having been constrained out of the warm-up in front of Sunderland’s success over AFC Wimbledon on Saturday evening, 21-year-old Anthony Patterson should proceed between the posts around evening time.
In safeguard, Johnson has effectively affirmed that Bailey Wright will accomplice West Ham loanee Frederik Alves at focus back, denoting a presentation for the club for the last mentioned.
Johnson has additionally implied that Niall Huggins could likewise make his introduction following his move from Leeds United recently, while Dennis Cirkin should take the other full-back position.
In midfield, Johnson has proposed that there is some worry over a shoulder issue for Luke O’Nien, so the Sunderland chief might be enticed to rest the 26-year-old.
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In the mean time, Elliott Embleton could face the club he helped win advancement to the Championship during an advance spell in the second-half of last season, and have been connected with an extremely durable move for the midfielder again this mid year.
Forthright, 23-year-old Nathan Broadhead is relied upon to be given his initial beginning for the club, after two substitute appearances in the alliance following his advance move to The Stadium of Light from Everton recently.
On the wings, youthful assaulting couple Josh Hawkes and Jack Diamond could indeed highlight in the beginning arrangement in the League Cup, with that success over Port Vale in the last round the solitary time the pair have begun a game for the Black Cats this season.
That could give another chance to Diamond specifically to get the attention, with various clubs evidently keen on an advance arrangement for the 21-year-old.