Team news: Parkinson selects his side

Phil Parkinson has named a strong starting XI at the Stadium of Light for today’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Gillingham.

Striker Will Grigg spearheads the Lads’ attack, with Aiden McGeady, Chris Maguire and Luke O’Nien providing support in an attacking three.

Max Power and George Dobson will provide energy from midfield, as Laurens De Bock continues in the back four after Denver Hume was ruled out.

Joel Lynch and Jordan Willis are back, with Conor McLaughlin also lining up in defence.

Former Black Cat Mikael Mandron will lead the line for the visitors.

Sunderland: J McLaughlin, Willis, Lynch, C McLaughlin, De Bock, Power, Dobson, O’Nien, Maguire, McGeady, Grigg.
Substitutes: Burge, McGeouch, McNulty, Flanagan, Watmore, Leadbitter, Kimpioka.

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