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I can see a young side running out and as Embo has struggled to return to early form, he may well captain the side to get his minutes up and his touch back. The lads may well take a little while to get out of the blocks but I think even our second string will have enough to win by an odd goal.
Main thing for me is no injuries, as our squad is already looking shabby, so a good run out, result doesn’t really matter other than restoring confidence, but no more lads on the physio table please.
Saturday brings the chance to get back to winning ways against League Two outfit Mansfield. Lee Johnson is expected to make a number of changes to give some players a break and give others the chance to shine and force their way into the first team.
A win and a good performance for the Black Cats is a must to halt their recent poor results. Some fans have questioned the team’s ability to challenge for promotion and also head coach Lee Johnson. A victory would help settle any discontent and give the club the boost it needs before league football resumes.
Town recorded their first win since August 14 last weekend when they beat Tranmere Rovers 2-0. Boss Nigel Clough has insisted his team won’t be travelling to Wearside just to make up the numbers.
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Speaking to iFollow Stags, he said: “Hopefully we can relax and play off the back of a victory. We want to continue playing well, not just for the FA Cup but after that as well.
“We won’t be putting half a team out. We will be going there to win. We just need to keep playing as we have in recent weeks. [In] Our last three performances we deserved to have seven points rather than four from nine.”