Sunderland vs Wigan Athletic [League One]

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Sunderland vs Wigan Athletic [15:15 BST]

The League One season is back upon us, with Lee Johnson's side looking for a positive start to their promotion campaign.

The Black Cats have not brought in as many players as they would have liked before today's game, but could still hand debuts to Corry Evans and Callum Doyle, with Alex Pritchard possibly involved from the bench.

There will be a few familiar faces in the Wigan line up, of course, with former Sunderland players Charlie Wyke, Max Power and Jordan Jones all in contention to start.

Team news

Lee Johnson included two of his summer signings in his starting line-up for the season-opener against Wigan.

On-loan Manchester City man Callum Doyle started in central defence, while newly-appointed skipper Corry Evans played as one of the two holding midfielders in front of the back four.

Sunderland: Burge, Winchester, Flanagan, Doyle, Neil, Evans, O'Nien, Gooch, Embleton, McGeady, Stewart.

Subs: Patterson, O'Brien, Pritchard, Grigg, Diamond, Wright, Hawkes.

Wigan: Amos, Darikwa, Whatmough, Long, Pearce, Power, Naylor, Lang, Keane, Edwards, Wyke.

Subs: Jones, Robinson, Cousins, Jones, Massey, Humprhys, Aasgaard.

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