Sunderland take on Bristol Rovers tonight as the Sky Bet League One promotion race continues at a pace.
Earlier this season, the Gas would have felt as though they were well in contention themselves to get promoted under Graham Coughlan, but things have fallen apart badly there.
Indeed, Ben Garner is now in charge and Rovers have slumped down the table, losing to lowly Southend United at the weekend.
However, whenever Sunderland are in town it’s a big moment and, therefore, the Black Cats will need to be ready for a response from Rovers.
The Wearsiders, though, are also looking to get a response out after conceding late to Gillingham at the weekend and, with the League One promotion race as tight as it gets right now, every point really does matter.
Ahead of the game, meanwhile, an update on Charlie Wyke’s fitness has been given with him potentially in contention to play tonight.
Let’s see how fans have reacted to that:
From the treatment room 👇
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) March 9, 2020
lafferty has 2 start simple
— 🔴⚪ STEVE CASS 🔴⚪ (@hulkcass10) March 9, 2020
If Lafferty isnt playing tomorrow theres something wrong… hes had 1 start and has 2 goals.
— Awkn (@AwknCS) March 9, 2020
Lafferty needs to start
— Oluwaseun Bamgboye (@bamgboyeolu) March 9, 2020
The lads an honest grafter and more often than not he’s got two defenders on him.
— Ian Price (@Pricenator) March 9, 2020
lafferty can start nd all but give wyke atleast five minutes to play if we’re doing decent and get his fitness levels back up
— d.hume.fans_33 (@hume_33) March 9, 2020
Hope he can play
— Kevin Legg (@KevinLegg19) March 10, 2020
Still injured 🙏🏽 Lafferty our number 1 🔴⚪️❤️
— Rob (@HillWalker70) March 9, 2020
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