Phil Bardsley

Side named for U21 derby

by Ashley Houghton

Bardsley, Vaughan and Mangane all start.

David Vaughan is one of a number of first-team players set to feature for Kevin Ball’s development squad tonight at the Stadium of Light.

Keiren Westwood, Phil Bardsley and Kader Mangane will also play for Ball’s side who host Middlesbrough in the Barclays under-21 Premier League.

Youngsters including Mikael Mandron and Jordan Laidler will also feature for a strong Sunderland side in the Wear-Tees derby.

Kick-off is 7pm and Sunderland season card holders can enter free of charge on production of their current season card.

Turnstiles 1-8 and 17-25 in the West Stand will be open for home supporters from 6pm and admission on the night is £3 for adults and £1 for over-65s and under-16s.

Visiting supporters will be located in the South Stand of the Stadium of Light for this fixture, the same as previous seasons.

The stadium car parks will be open for unreserved on-site parking and the Stadium of Light retail store will be open until kick-off at 7pm.

Sunderland squad: Westwood, Bardsley, Ferguson, Vaughan, Harrison, Mangane, Reed, Laidler, Ryan Noble, Mandron, Lynch, Marrs, Wilson, Gorrin, Mitchell, Honeyman.