Sunderland will be looking to make it 10 points from a possible 12 this afternoon with them facing Charlton Athletic at The Valley in Sky Bet League One.
The Black Cats have earned some good results early on having beaten the likes of Oxford United and Peterborough United and they’ll be looking to get another strong outcome against a Charlton side that was relegated from the Championship last season.
It promises to be a good game, then, and Phil Parkinson has named his side with Danny Graham and Aiden O’Brien coming into the starting XI.
Chris Maguire is missing whilst highly-rated youngster Dan Neil is also not involved with Black Cats having plenty to say in response to the reveal from Parkinson.
Let’s take a look at what has been said, then, with kick-off less than an hour away between two sides who last met at this level in the play-off final of 2019.
🗞️ 𝚂𝚃𝙰𝚁𝚃𝙸𝙽𝙶 𝚇𝙸 🗞️
Follow the game live… 👇
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) October 3, 2020
Sunderland fans: What does Josh Scowen have to do to start? Why is Wyke starting?
*PP starts Scowen and drops Wyke*
Sunderland fans : Why isn't he playing Dan Neil?!
I'm not Parkys biggest fan but let the bloke get on with his job!
— Matt Crighton (@MattCrighton) October 3, 2020
— Eddie~FinsUP~SAFC (@EddieFinsupSAFC) October 3, 2020
scowen staying in the starting 11 two weeks in a row? pic.twitter.com/KnzATkYmzM
— Alfie Fletcher 🌹🇵🇸 (@AlfieFletch) October 3, 2020
Dan Neil signs a new deal after turning down bigger clubs and still doesn’t get played.
— Brad (@braddfearnleyy) October 3, 2020
Maguire will be a big miss
— Liam SAFC (@_LiamMc) October 3, 2020
happy with that lineup just suprised neil isnt on the bench , Maguire could be a miss even tho hes not started the season well hes def a big player for us
— 🔴⚪ STEVE CASS 🔴⚪ (@hulkcass10) October 3, 2020
no maguire no party
— aidan 🏴 (@aidanlowther) October 3, 2020
What’s Aiden O’Brien actually done to deserve a start, get Dan Neil in the squad
— Dan (@dankremerr) October 3, 2020
Take wyke off the bench and put Neil on
— SAFC73 (@Safc73Safc733) October 3, 2020
Speedy Gonzalez on the bench there👀
— Jack Waldron (@waldron1994) October 3, 2020