Sunderland will be looking to secure an extremely vital three points tonight, with a home clash against promotion rivals Barnsley.
In perhaps the biggest game of the League One campaign thus far, the Black Cats take on the Tykes in a battle for the automatic promotion spots – and Jack Ross’ men will be looking to bounce back from a 2-2 draw away at Walsall with a win in midweek.
The Wearside club find themselves sitting four points off table-toppers Portsmouth, and could slip out of the top two places tonight should Daniel Stendel’s men leave the Stadium of Light with all three points.
This particular match won’t define their season however, as there is still over half a season left to play – and Ross needs to be drawing up a list of January transfer targets to strengthen his side’s promotion push.
With that being said, here, we take a look at three players that Sunderland should send scouts to watch in action tonight…