Adam Reed

U21s to face Red Devils

by Stuart Vose

Development squad making trip to north west.

Sunderland’s development squad face a tough test when they face Manchester United in the Barclays U21 Premier League later today.

Kevin Ball’s side make the trip to the north west with the game set to take place at Altrincham FC (KO 7pm).

Sunderland, who drew 2-2 with Newcastle last time out, sit sixth in the division with 10 points, five behind tonight’s opponents.

Second-year scholars Mikael Mandron and George Honeyman are both included in a young squad.

Check later for a full report.

Sunderland  (from): Pickford, Wilson, Marrs, Ferguson, Reed, Joyce, Harrison, Oliver, Mitchell, Gorrin, Knott, Mandron, Honeyman, Laidler, Lynch, Deacon.