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Confirmed Sunderland line-up: Grigg makes home debut, Morgan only on the bench

A general view of Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland FC during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Fleetwood Town at Stadium of Light on September 8, 2018 in Sunderland,...

Sunderland take on Blackpool in League One this evening.

Sunderland starting XI: McLaughlin; O’Nien, Dunne, Baldwin, James; Leadbitter, Gooch; Watmore, Honeyman, McGeady; Grigg.

Sunderland substitutes: Ruiter, Flanagan, Wyke, McGeouch, Maguire, Morgan, Sterling.

Sunderland are back in action this evening as they take on Blackpool at the Stadium of Light, having drawn at Oxford United on Saturday.

The Black Cats need to get back to winning ways, and Jack Ross certainly needs a win after some mounting criticism of late.

Jon McLaughlin keeps his place in goal, with Luke O'Nien, Jimmy Dunne, Jack Baldwin and Reece James in the back four ahead of him.

Grant Leadbitter joins Lynden Gooch and George Honeyman in midfield, with Aiden McGeady and Duncan Watmore seemingly featuring out wide.

That leaves Will Grigg to lead the line, with Sunderland's latest signing handed a home debut following his big-money move from Wigan Athletic.

Fellow new boys Lewis Morgan and Kazaiah Sterling are both only on the bench, alongside Robbin Ruiter, Tom Flanagan, Charlie Wyke, Dylan McGeouch and Chris Maguire.

Flanagan missed out on Saturday after a lack of training, whilst Sterling returns having failed to make the squad due to the number of options at Ross's disposal.

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