Under-23 preview: Sunderland vs Middlesbrough

Sunderland Under-23s take on Middlesbrough on Monday in the Premier League 2 at the Academy of Light at 1pm.

Elliott Dickman’s side host Boro looking to bounce back from last week’s 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City, as the Blues edged a narrow contest.

The Lads currently sit 11th place in the PL2 Division 2, with three points from their opening four fixtures.

Having scored nine goals in that time, Dickman’s side sit fourth in the scoring charts behind top of the table Fulham, Norwich City and Aston Villa.

Monday’s visitors come into the game in eighth place, with two wins and two defeats from their opening four fixtures

Boro finished one place and one point behind the Lads in last season’s PL2, as Sunderland narrowly clinched the play-off place.

Streaming of the contest will be unavailable, but match coverage will take place on the club’s Twitter account @SunderlandAFC.







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