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Sunderland: Fans react to starting XI

Sunderland: Fans react to starting XI - Sunderland News

Many Sunderland fans are far from overjoyed with the starting XI Lee Johnson has picked for the Black Cats’ big League One clash this afternoon.

The Wearside outfit face second-placed Peterborough in a game which could have a huge impact on whether they earn promotion to the Championship. A victory would see them move into the top two with a game in hand (BBC), but a defeat would make it far more difficult for them to go up automatically.

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Johnson has picked an attacking line-up for the match, deploying his team in a 4-4-2 formation. While some fans appeared to be happy with the intent, many questioned his decision to play Grant Leadbitter, and others were a little worried with the lack of bodies in midfield.

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The starting XI was shared by the club’s official Twitter account and it attracted plenty of attention from Sunderland fans. These supporters took to the social media platform to share their thoughts.

Let’s see what the Sunderland fans had to say below

“Grant in a Central Midfield 2. Ahhh no.”

Credit: @JakeStappard_

“Have to say I think this is dangerous. Only 2 in midfield and one of them a 90 year old Leadbitter….. I remain to be proven wrong.”

Credit: @LeBenjiboo

“Two up top and only two in the middle of the park. I’m expecting the game to be won or lost in the midfield battle so it’s a massive risk to have less bodies and less mobile players exposed to the risk of been over ran in the middle.”

Credit: @irobarmstrong

“Strong team but worry about that central midfield with Leadbitter in a 2”

Credit: @brettd1981

“Not sure how I feel about this. Think we need 3 in midfield today. May seem negative but with Jones and McGeady out wide we still would’ve had creativity and goals”

Credit: @_wisemensay

“Over run in midfield ?”

Credit: @justaparkrunner

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