Sunderland will seek to get back to winning ways when they return to Championship action against Sheffield United on Saturday.
The Black Cats made a decent start to the new campaign with one win and two draws from their first three matches, but Simon Grayson’s men have suffered back-to-back defeats to stunt their early season momentum.
The North East giants were comfortably beaten at home by Leeds United before going down 3-0 at Barnsley last time out, leaving the former Preston chief with much to think about over the two-week break for internationals.
And it doesn’t get any easier for Sunderland when the season resumes this weekend, as they play host to Chris Wilder’s impressive Sheffield United, who have so far picked up three wins from their five games, with Brentford, Barnsley, and Derby County all coming unstuck against the newly-promoted Blades.
Yet, Wilder’s men have yet to pick up a point away from home this season so Grayson’s Sunderland are likely to head into Saturday’s encounter as favourites, although the 47-year-old has some decisions to make regarding his starting eleven following three arrivals on deadline day.
Ahead of Saturday’s clash, we at FootballLeagueWorld have selected TWO Sunderland stars who should be used as impact subs against Sheffield United this weekend…