Sunderland will be looking to build on some impressive performances under the management of Phil Parkinson when they return to action on Saturday.
The Black Cats are currently sat fifth in the League One table, and are yet to be beaten in this year’s league campaign, which will certainly be pleasing to see for the club’s supporters.
They take on Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon, in what is likely to be a tricky test for Parkinson’s side, as Pompey look to put together a positive run of results after a stuttering start to the 2020/21 season.
Phil Parkinson has named his starting XI for the clash against Kenny Jackett’s men, where a win could see the Black Cats move up to second in the table if other results go their way. Jordan Willis replaces Conor McLaughlin in the only change to the starting XI from their last match.
📝 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 for today's game, as Jordan Willis replaces Conor McLaughlin in the starting XI.
Watch the action… 📺👇
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) October 24, 2020
Plenty of the Stadium of Light faithful took to social media to issue their thoughts on Parkinson’s latest team selection for the match against Portsmouth.
Glad Virgil van Wyke is playing
— Liam SAFC (@LiamSAFC16) October 24, 2020
feeling happy that big willis in there ha way the lads
— 🔴⚪ STEVE CASS 🔴⚪ (@hulkcass10) October 24, 2020
Justice for Sanderson
— Tom (@SessegnonSzn) October 24, 2020
I am ok with this. It would have been a big risk to play Willis and Flanagan from the start in case they don’t last the 90 minutes. https://t.co/k9qv3poegF
— Allan Davis (@AL_SNR58) October 24, 2020
No surprises that Willis comes back in like https://t.co/FJb0WoG6X2
— David Hindmarsh (@DavidHindmarsh7) October 24, 2020
Buzzing willis is back. But flanno still on bench 🤷♂️ gooch rwb his best position for me https://t.co/HiXxUZOyYE
— Connor Swainston (@swainyFTM) October 24, 2020
Decent. Would have preferred Onien back at RWB and Flanagan back at CB also, but let’s get it lads https://t.co/LZ0tMfZRf2
— Danny Connolly (@Danny_17xx) October 24, 2020
— jak hinton (@JakHinton) October 24, 2020
Can't complain https://t.co/GzDOEsv6i7
— RossCheal (@RossCheal10) October 24, 2020