Less than 72 hours after our last outing in the Sky Bet Championship at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland will look to return to a winning vein of form this Saturday in a tough test against Luton Town (KO 3pm).
The Lads suffered narrow defeat on Wednesday night against Sheffield United having taken the lead through Edouard Michut’s first professional goal, but will now look to revitalise a push for the top six against the Hatters.
Tony Mowbray has confirmed Luke O’Nien should be fine to be involved, as Amad has also returned to training after missing the last two games.
The Head Coach however says there were only 16 senior players who did train on Friday, with U21 and U18 players brought in for a 10v10 practice game.
Luton Town have enjoyed a very strong season so far, sitting fourth in the Championship table with 63 points from 37 games. Their only league defeat in their last 11 came from league leaders Burnley, and the Hatters sit just seven points off the automatic promotion places with a further seven-point cushion into the Play-Offs.
Luton have enjoyed a meteoric rise back to the upper echelons of the English game, following a spell in the doldrums of non-league for five years between 2009 and 2014. Enjoying successive promotions through League Two and League One, the Bedfordshire outfit have now established a remarkable rebuild in a hunt for Premier League football.
The reverse fixture at Kenilworth Road resulted in a 1-1 draw back in October, as Elliot Embleton came off the bench to salvage a late equaliser.
Around the grounds (Sat 3pm unless stated)
Watford vs Wigan
Millwall vs Huddersfield
Blackpool vs Coventry
Middlesbrough vs Preston
Reading vs Hull
QPR vs Birmingham
Rotherham vs Cardiff
Stoke vs Norwich
Swansea vs Bristol City (Sun 12:30pm)
Tickets & coverage
Tickets for this match are available at the Stadium of Light ticket office during working hours and on Saturday up until kick-off, as well as online via the e-ticketing site on safc.com.
Due to EFL broadcast restrictions, SAFC Live streaming is unavailable for this fixture to UK-based supporters. Overseas subscribers can purchase a streaming pass via the Live Video tab on our official site. Audio commentary is available to all supporters.
Social media coverage is as ever active via the Club’s official pages on Twitter @SunderlandAFC, and Instagram @sunderlandafcofficial.