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U21s in action tonight

by Stuart Vose

Development squad to make Consett trip.

Sunderland’s development squad travel to Consett this evening at the Black Cats’ second string bring down the curtain on their 2012-13 campaign.

Tonight’s friendly is part of Consett AFC’s triple celebration as the Steelemen prepare to leave Belle Vue Park, their home of 63 years.

Consett will play in a new purpose-built stadium next season, and they begin their countdown to the move with a friendly against a Sunderland XI.

Sunderland played in the first game ever to be staged at Belle Vue Park in the old North Eastern League in August 1950.

This evening’s game will kick-off at 7pm, and admission is £5 adults, £3 senior citizens and £1 under-16s.

A special souvenir programme will also be on sale, with plenty of Belle Vue-themed content, priced at £2.

Sunderland (from): Dixon, Cartwright, Ferguson, Laing, Harrison, McNamee, Mitchell, Gorrin, Noble, Knott, Honeyman, Agnew, Pickford, Beadling, T Robson, Smith.