CONFIRMED: Sunderland line-up v Darlington 1883

Gus Poyet Press Conference Still

Here is how Sunderland will line up in their pre-season friendly against Darlington 1883.

Sunderland starting XI: Mannone, Watmore, Roberge, O'Shea, Jones, Cabral, Larsson, Ba, Honeyman, Moberg Karlsson, Fletcher

Sunderland continue their pre-season preparations with a friendly against Darlington 1883 this afternoon.

The match is the first chance for manager Gus Poyet to take a look at his players i action ahead of the new season, and to assess which new additions he may still need to make before the transfer window closes in just over a month.

The Black Cats will play three matches in England before heading to Portugal to continue their preparations in sunnier climes.

Today’s game is followed by matches against Carlisle United and Hartlepool next week. The club will then head abroad for games against Recreativo de Huelca, Nacional, and Vitoria Setubal.

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