Sunderland are facing a win-or-bust scenario as they welcome Lincoln City to the Stadium Of Light.
The Black Cats are 2-0 down in the tie after a disappointing display against the Imps at Sincil Bank on Wednesday night – a result which means that they have it all to do this afternoon.
Lee Johnson knows that his side need to score goals and that’s certainly been reflected in his line-up for this one.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) May 22, 2021
The Black Cats have made four changes to the team that took to the field at Sincil Bank.
Callum McFadzean, Grant Leadbitter, Chris Maguire and Ross Stewart all come into the starting XI for this one, replacing Denver Hume (injured), Tom Flanagan, Max Power and Jordan Jones with the latter trio dropping to the bench.
Without a doubt the biggest call was the decision to bring Maguire back into the starting line-up – something which many of the fans have been calling for for a number of weeks.
Here’s what a selection of the fans have had to say.
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— Jai Oliver (@JaiOliver5) May 22, 2021
He listened thank god for that up the Chris maguireeeee
— Liam ツ (@sxizee) May 22, 2021
Happy with the more attacking look to the starting XI. We need some big performances today though!
— Kevin Moeliker (@Kevsol) May 22, 2021
The king 👑
— Joe McNally (@JoeMcNa36001719) May 22, 2021
Maguire starting wow 😯😯😯
— Bradley Young (@Bradley53635865) May 22, 2021
The king is finally back from exile 👑
— RonanCawley01 (@RCawley01) May 22, 2021