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After seeing their promotion hopes begin to fade under Lee Johnson, Sunderland made the decision to replace him with Alex Neil in February, and the new manager has quickly brought about positive change at the Stadium of Light.

Having previously sat well outside of the playoff places, the Black Cats have now climbed back into sixth spot thanks to an eight-game unbeaten run in England’s third tier, collecting 18 points along the way.

That spell includes back-to-back wins heading into Friday, having firstly beaten strugglers Gillingham 1-0 at home.

The Black Cats then took on Oxford United in a true six-pointer at the weekend, with both on the brink of the playoffs, and they triumphed with a 2-1 victory thanks to Elliot Embleton‘s 89th-minute winner after Corry Evans‘s opener was cancelled out.

While that leaves Neil’s men inside the top six, fifth-placed Sheffield Wednesday and seventh-placed Wycombe are both level on points, meaning they cannot afford to let up if they are to take one of the two available playoff spots in the final run of the season.

Attacking midfielder Elliot Embleton will be vying for a return to the Sunderland starting XI after his winning goal off the bench last time out, with the likes of Nathan Broadhead and Patrick Roberts potentially at risk of dropping out.

Ross Stewart will continue to lead the line, having netted a joint-league-high tally of 22 goals in the third tier this term.

Midfielder Alex Pritchard, who has been a key man for the Black Cats this season, is a particularly big miss through injury, and Corry Evans and Jay Matete could again form the central unit in his absence, while the back three of Bailey WrightDennis Cirkin and Carl Winchester will likely remain unchanged.

Similarly, Steve Cotterill is unlikely to make too many changes to his team, although the continued absence of defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell does leave a gap in the defence, with full-back Luke Leahy forced to deputise alongside Tom Flanagan and Matthew Pennington.

Flanagan will line up against his former team, after leaving Sunderland for the Shrews in January, with the Northern Ireland international quickly becoming a mainstay at New Meadow.

Attacking midfielder Elliot Embleton will be vying for a return to the Sunderland starting XI after his winning goal off the bench last time out, with the likes of Nathan Broadhead and Patrick Roberts potentially at risk of dropping out.

Ross Stewart will continue to lead the line, having netted a joint-league-high tally of 22 goals in the third tier this term.

Midfielder Alex Pritchard, who has been a key man for the Black Cats this season, is a particularly big miss through injury, and Corry Evans and Jay Matete could again form the central unit in his absence, while the back three of Bailey WrightDennis Cirkin and Carl Winchester will likely remain unchanged.

Similarly, Steve Cotterill is unlikely to make too many changes to his team, although the continued absence of defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell does leave a gap in the defence, with full-back Luke Leahy forced to deputise alongside Tom Flanagan and Matthew Pennington.

Flanagan will line up against his former team, after leaving Sunderland for the Shrews in January, with the Northern Ireland international quickly becoming a mainstay at New Meadow.

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Shaun Whalley will hope to earn a start after his equaliser off the bench last time out, although the potent duo of Ryan Bowman and top scorer Daniel Udoh will be difficult to displace.

Sunderland possible starting lineup:
Patterson; Winchester, Wright, Cirkin; Gooch, Evans, Matete, Clark; Embleton, Broadhead; Stewart

Shrewsbury Town possible starting lineup:
Marosi; Pennington, Flanagan, Leahy; Daniels, Bennett, Fornah, Vela, Nurse; Bowman, Udoh

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