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Preview: Sunderland (A)

17 August 2018

The Iron return to League One action with an away clash at Sunderland on Sunday (3pm kick-off).

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19 August 2018

They will be seeking to build on a start to the league season which has seen the team pick up four points out of six.

The Black Cats have the same return too, and come into the game following a Carabao Cup defeat against Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on Thursday night.


Cameron Borthwick-Jackson came off with a dead leg during the midweek Carabao Cup clash against Doncaster Rovers, and will be assessed on Saturday before a decision is made on his fitness prior to the Sunderland game.

Goalkeeper Matt Gilks (knee) is a long-term absentee and will continue to miss out, while Funso Ojo is also still not quite ready for a return to action.


2017-18 - Tue Aug 29 FLT GS Iron 3-1 Sunderland U21s van Veen, Holmes, Morris
1987-88 - Sat Dec 5 FAC R2 Iron 2-1 Sunderland Taylor, Harle
1963-64 - Wed Sep 18 DIV 2 Sunderland 1-0 Iron  
1963-64 - Mon Sep 9 DIV 2 Iron 1-1 Sunderland Smillie
1962-63 - Tue Apr 30 DIV 2 Iron 1-1 Sunderland Ashurst (og)
1962-63 - Wed Oct 17 LGC R3 Sunderland 2-0 Iron  
1962-63 - Sat Sep 29 DIV 2 Sunderland 0-0 Iron  
1961-62 - Sat Feb 10 DIV 2 Iron 3-1 Sunderland McGuigan, Kaye, Godfrey
1961-62 - Sat Sep 23 DIV 2 Sunderland 4-0 Iron  
1960-61 - Sat Apr 1 DIV 2 Sunderland 2-0 Iron  
1960-61 - Sat Nov 26 DIV 2 Iron 3-3 Sunderland Thomas, Bonson, Brownsword pen
1959-60 - Sat Apr 9 DIV 2 Sunderland 1-0 Iron  
1959-60 - Sat Nov 21 DIV 2 Iron 3-1 Sunderland Donnelly 2, Thomas
1958-59 - Sat Dec 27 DIV 2 Sunderland 3-1 Iron Neale
1958-59 - Fri Dec 26 DIV 2 Iron 3-2 Sunderland Ashurst (og), Neale, Sharpe
1952-53 - Thu Jan 15 FAC R3 R Iron 1-2 Sunderland Daley
1952-53 - Sat Jan 10 FAC R3 Sunderland 1-1 Iron McGill


FA Cup 1 1 1
League 3 4 5
League Cup 0 0 1
EFL Trophy 1 0 0
Total 5 5 7


Scoring in the opening two games of the season, Josh Maja is one the Iron defence need to keep an eye on.

The 19-year-old found the back of the net against Charlton and Luton to take his Sunderland tally to three goals. 

The striker joined the Black Cats in 2015 from Fulham and has played in 21 first-team games for the club.

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