Predicted Sunderland side to play Reading: George Honeyman goal enough to keep his place?

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Sunderland could line up with an unchanged team on Saturday after impressing last week.

Sunderland fans celebrate during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on May 11, 2016 in Sunderland, England.

After ending Sunderland's turgid 16-match winless run in the Championship, Chris Coleman's next task is to turn around their home form.

The Black Cats will look to follow up last weekend's victory at Burton Albion with their first win at the Stadium of Light in 2017 against Reading on Saturday.

With some difficult fixtures to come, this is a huge game for Coleman and Sunderland...

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Robbin Ruiter looks set to retain the starting role at Sunderland at least until January, while there is little room to manoeuvre in defence as Lamine Kone remains out injured until the new year.

In midfield, there are options, as Lynden Gooch was on the bench at Burton, but Coleman may well believe last week's starting five to be his best options with Duncan Watmore and Didier Ndong out injured.

George Honeyman's goal should prove enough to edge out Gooch.

And with Lewis Grabban almost certainly set to continue up front, there is every chance Coleman could name an unchanged team.

There have not been many occasions that Sunderland's performances have justified no changes this term, but this was one and the new manager will also be pleased with his options from the bench - James Vaughan having netted last week.

How we expect Sunderland to line up:

Sunderland v Reading

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