Adam Johnson

New boys both start

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by Stuart Vose

Fletcher and Johnson in starting XI.

Adam Johnson and Steven Fletcher will start for Sunderland as the Black Cats face Morecambe in the Capital One Cup.

The pair have both been handed their debuts by Martin O'Neill, who has named a strong side to face the Shrimps.

Keiren Westwood and Titus Bramble come in for Simon Mignolet and Carlos Cuellar, both of whom are on the bench.

Sunderland: Westwood, Gardner, Colback, Bramble, O'Shea, Cattermole (C), Larsson, McClean, Johnson, Sessegnon, Fletcher.

Subs: Campbell, Kilgallon, Meyler, Cuellar, Saha, Elmohamady, Mignolet.

Morecambe: Roche, Parrish, Threlfall, Haining (C), Fenton, Fleming, McDonald, Wright, Reid, Alessandra, Brodie.

Subs: Arestidou, Ellison, Burrow, McCready, Drummond, Redshaw, Carlton.