Bali Mumba and Benji Kimpioka have been named in Elliott Dickman’s starting XI for tonight’s Premier League Cup meeting with Peterborough United.
Mumba, 17, features in the middle alongside Jack Connolly and Dan Neil while Swedish youth international Kimpioka starts off up top with Jack Diamond.
Sunderland under-23s know victory tonight in their group A clash will secure their place in the knockout stages of the competition.
Keep up to date with all the action by watching live below.
Sunderland U23: Johnstone, Evans, Hunter, Connolly, Taylor, Young, Connelly, Neil, Kimpioka, Mumba, Diamond
Subs: Storey, Cameron, Hackett, Leonard, Slack