Rochdale v Sunderland AFC LIVE: Follow all the action from the Checkatrade Trophy clash

Robbie Stockdale takes charge of Sunderland tonight
Robbie Stockdale takes charge of Sunderland tonight

Sunderland Under-23s are in action away at Rochdale tonight in the first group game of the Checkatrade Trophy.

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Jan Kirchhoff gets his first start of the season after recovering from a hamstring strain, while new loan signing Jason Denayer from Manchester City also starts.

Richard Mennear is at the Crown Oil Arena bringing you the very latest action and post-match reaction.

Sunderland Under-23s: Stryjek, J Robson, T Robson, Ledger, Denayer, E Robson, Kirchhoff, Embleton, Honeyman, Greenwood, Maja.

Subs: Pain (GK), Beadling, Brady, Casey, Wright, Nelson, Molyneux.

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