Sunderland will be looking to extend their winning run to four league games against Southend United this weekend.
The Black Cats are unbeaten in six league games after an impressive 1-0 win away at Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night, a result that leaves Jack Ross’ men sitting in third place – one point behind Peterborough United with a game in hand.
Ross rarely likes to change a winning team, however with top scorer Josh Maja missing out on Tuesday night, perhaps he will be inclined to switch his team around ahead of a return to the Stadium of Light.
Southend will prove to be a tough test for the North East club though – Chris Powell’s men have lost just one of their last seven games, winning five of those in the process.
But with the squad that Sunderland have on paper, they should be getting a result, and here, we take a look at the XI we expect Ross to field tomorrow afternoon.