Sunderland have been in sublime form recently as they continue to impress under the guidance of Jack Ross.
The Black Cats will have nothing to worry about if they maintain their momentum from here on in, with two games in hand at this moment in time.
Although, today’s League One fixture is arguably their biggest yet as they’ll travel to Fratton Park to face Portsmouth, who currently sit in first position. Pompey have arguably been the standout performers in the league under Kenny Jackett this season, but the Black Cats have the opportunity to close the gap if they secure all three points today.
With that in mind, Sunderland can seriously damage Portsmouth’s promotion hopes if Ross turns to this DUO today…
Aiden McGeady has been simply sensational in just about every game he’s featured in during the current campaign, with an impressive six goals and five assists to his name.
The winger was one of the standout performers last time out against Bristol Rovers, providing an assist for Josh Maja’s second-half winner.
Therefore, he will play a crucial part in what will be a season-defining match later on today, with his pace, trickery and crossing ability causing all sorts of problems.
Lee Cattermole returned from injury to face Bristol Rovers last time out and put in an impressive performance. He hit the woodwork and bossed the midfield as a vital part of the play in defensive and attacking areas.
Portsmouth will be looking to get the very best out of the likes of Jamal Lowe, Ronan Curtis and Gareth Evans through the middle, so the experienced Englishman will be tasked with bringing their dangerous attacks to a halt, along with linking defence to attack.
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