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Preview: Sunderland vs. Coventry City - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Sunday’s championship clash between Sunderland and Coventry City, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Sunderland marks a return to championship action with a home fixture against coventry city Sunday afternoon.

Sky Blues, meanwhile, are looking to improve on a solid campaign with a road trip to the Stadium of Light. mark robbins Between 2021 and 2022.

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When Sunderland decided to replace Lee Johnson When Alex Neal Earlier in the year they were understandably taking considerable risks to win their much-needed return to the championship.

But Black Cats fans need not worry. Scott earned promotion in the League One play-offs as he recorded 10 wins and 7 draws in his 18 games.

Two-and-a-half months after that success, Sunderland fans have high hopes for their club’s return to the second tier after some clever business done by Neil and those in power.

Acquisition of an Arsenal defender Daniel Ballard So far outstanding, Neal needs to lay the groundwork behind before he can even consider a playoff bid.

As a result, Sunderland endured a tough pre-season, but the schedule ended without a win against Bradford City, Accrington Stanley or Hartlepool United.

Mark Robbins Manager, Coventry City, 5 February 2022© Reuters

Coventry’s level of progress last season would have left many fans disappointed with an eventual 12th place finish.

Nonetheless, Robbins took it as a compliment, and it’s hoped Sky Blues will be able to put together a more sustained push this time around.

Not only has a 100% record posted in friendlys, but Robbins would be delighted to sign the former Chelsea youngster. Jonathan Panzo When Casey Palmer.

There will inevitably be more players to come, but at least for now everything indicates that Coventry are ideally set for a quick start to the new campaign.

Sunderland’s pre-season form:

Coventry City’s pre-season form:

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Coventry City's Martin Waghorn celebrating his second goal on 11 September 2021© Reuters

Neal is set to pick a Sunderland XI similar to the one he took on Accrington Stanley last weekend.

carl winchester Returning from illness to face Hartlepool on Monday, he will likely feature among the substitutes.

Leon Dayak A calf injury kept him out during that match and the winger will be named only on the substitute bench at best.

coventry forward Martin Waghorn After missing the final friendly against Portsmouth as a precautionary measure, he is expected to be fit for the match against his former club.

Palmer is unlikely to be out, will not be in a rush to come back from injury and the starting line-up may remain the same from the win on the South Coast.

Tayo AdalamoraThe , which arrived on rental from Crystal Palace earlier this week, may be held in reserve.

Sunderland’s starting XI:
Paterson; Gooch, Wright, Ballard, Sarkin. Evans, Neil. Roberts, Pritchard, Clark.stewart

Candidates for Coventry City’s starting XI:
Wilson; Dubbo, Higham, McFadine, Panzo, Bidwell. Allen, Hummer.O’Hare; Goden, Gjokeres

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We say: Sunderland 2-1 Coventry City

Both managers are happy with the transfer business so far, suggesting the possibility of an interesting game in the Northeast. A late goal at Wright could seal the win.

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