U21s to face Leicester

by Stuart Vose

Development squad head to King Power Stadium.

Sunderland’s U21s face a trip south today as they take on Leicester City in the Barclays U21 Premier League.

The development squad will face the Foxes at the King Power Stadium, with the game kicking off at 7pm.

Striker Mikael Mandron, who featured for the first team in pre-season, is included in the squad, as is summer signing Duncan Watmore.

Coach Kevin Ball saw the side open their campaign with a win last week as Jordan Laidler’s goal secured a 1-0 home victory over Bolton.

Leicester, meanwhile, named a strong squad for their season opener against Middlesbrough, running out 3-1 winners.

Fans will be able to follow text updates via the club’s official Twitter account (www.twitter.com/safcofficial), with a full report available on safc.com after the game.

Squad: Dixon, Stryjek, Marrs, Cartwright, Ferguson, Agnew, McNamee, Harrison, Holland, Laidler, Watmore, Gorrin, Mandron, Knott, Mitchell, Honeyman.