Sunderland will be desperate to return to winning ways later on today as Jack Ross’ side were knocked out of the FA Cup last time out.
The Black Cats have been one of the dominant forces in League One this season, but they still find themselves trailing the likes of Luton Town and Portsmouth.
Next up for Sunderland in League One is a home fixture against Bristol Rovers. The Pirates have lost their last four league games, so the Black Cats will fancy themselves to secure a vital three points in the race for promotion.
Therefore, this exciting Sunderland PAIR hold the key to three points today…
Josh Maja has been one of the standout performers for the Black Cats in the current campaign, with 12 goals and two assists to his name at this moment in time.
However, the Englishman was helpless in their last outing as he struggled to make an impact against Walsall.
So, with Bristol Rovers leaking goals at this moment in time, Maja has the perfect opportunity to build on his goals tally by using his pace to get in behind the opposition.
Chris Maguire has been a gem for the Black Cats this season having provided a number of valuable contributions in the final third, with five goals and five assists this season.
And, he was one of the standout performers for Sunderland in their rain-affected game against Accrington Stanley last time out, as he was rewarded for his efforts with a goal and attracted a number of fouls.
Supporters are always excited when the Scotsman is on the field, so he will be sure to put on another show later on today by terrorizing a nervy Rovers defence.