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‘We’ve lost’, ‘Think I’ll give this one a miss’ – Many Sunderland fans react as Johnson makes 3 changes for Blackpool clash

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After back-to-back defeats, Sunderland are losing grip on the automatic promotion race for the Championship.

They may have to settle for a place in the play-offs for a third season in a row as losses to Charlton and Wigan have seriously hampered their credentials, and Peterborough United’s victory over Northampton Town last night hasn’t made things easier.

Sunderland sit eight points behind both league leaders Hull City and Posh, albeit with a game in hand, and a win today is absolutely vital if they want to finish in the top two.

They face a few big challenges though, firstly due to the absence of Dion Sanderson.

The Wolves loanee has been a rock at the back for the Black Cats, but a back injury means he will be on the sidelines, potentially for the rest of the season.

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And Sunderland come up against a Blackpool side who haven’t lost in League One for 15 games, with Neil Critchley’s outfit being one of the form side and a win for them would close the gap to the Black Cats to just three points.

Johnson has made several changes to his line-up, with Grant Leadbitter, Aiden O’Brien and Callum McFadzean all coming in in place of Sanderson, Denver Hume and Jack Diamond.

There’s a mixed response to the line-up on social media – check out some of the reactions.


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Article title: ‘We’ve lost’, ‘Think I’ll give this one a miss’ – Many Sunderland fans react as Johnson makes 3 changes for Blackpool clash

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