Sunderland vs Rotherham United team news as Alex Neil makes

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
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Sunderland Vs Rotherham United Team News

A number of changes are set to be made to the Sunderland XI as the manager prepares for the visit of Rotherham on Saturday. In addition to Callum Doyle and Carl Winchester‚ three new players will be making their debuts in the Championship clash. Also‚ Ray Parlour‚ who rejected a move to the Black Cats‚ will return to the team.

Callum Doyle

The Black Cats have made three changes to their team ahead of Saturday's clash against Rotherham United. Irish wing-back Will Grigg has been ruled out through ineligibility. Nathaniel Clyne has also been left out‚ as is Carl Winchester. Earlier in the week‚ the manager said he was unsure if Freddie Ladapo would be available. The Black Cats are currently fourth in the table‚ and a win over Rotherham would confirm their place in the top six. Rotherham‚ meanwhile‚ need to win this game to protect their automatic promotion hopes. While they will need a win‚ they should be considered favourites. The team's recent form has been exemplary‚ with just two defeats in the last ten games. Two key players have been injured in recent weeks. First‚ Carl Winchester has picked up a groin injury against Cambridge. Doyle is expected to start today in place of him‚ with Dan Neil coming in for him. Craig Doyle has made 32 appearances for the club in League One this season‚ making 2.9 tackles and an interceptions per game. Also‚ David Brophy is back from injury and is set to replace the injured Lee Johnson. As for the visitors‚ the Black Cats were outplayed throughout the game. Despite the fact that Callum Doyle and George Williams have both hit the woodwork in recent games‚ they could not find a way to score. And although they dominated the first half‚ the hosts looked off the pace at times‚ and Neil continued to make changes to the starting XI.

Carl Winchester

As the Black Cats continue their run of fixtures in League One‚ a few injury concerns are looming ahead of Tuesday night's match against Rotherham United. Carl Winchester suffered an apparent groin injury during Saturday's 1-0 win over Cambridge United and will not be risked in the Sunderland team. He is likely to be replaced by Callum Doyle. Meanwhile‚ Denis Cirkin is also a doubt and will not be involved in the team - unless he is able to recover quickly. Fortunately‚ Alex Pritchard has recovered from a calf injury and could be involved. Similarly‚ Ross Stewart will also be involved as a substitute in the team after recent good form. The Sunderland vs Rotherham matchup is one of the crucial games in the Championship this season. Both teams are chasing a play-off place. Sunderland are nine games unbeaten and can go all the way to the play-offs if they win. Rotherham‚ meanwhile‚ have won their last two home games and are looking to reclaim their place in the second tier. While the team news surrounding both sides is a little mixed‚ Neil has made three changes to the side for Tuesday's clash. The Irish wing-back Trai Hume has been the first player to be signed by Sunderland and is expected to start the match on the right wing. Meanwhile‚ Callum Doyle‚ Jay Matete and Lynden Gooc are likely to move to the opposite flank. While Carl Winchester is missing from the team‚ Jack Clarke and Elliot Embleton are on the substitute bench. Sunderland will look to improve on their performance from Saturday's drab display. After conceding two early goals from a controversial penalty‚ the Black Cats began to exert more pressure. Despite this‚ they were unable to trouble Johansson and were left with little hope of a comeback. Evans had a chance to score from the edge of the box after a cross from Alex Pritchard. However‚ Rotherham almost doubled their lead just before the interval.

Ray Parlour

Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour has a rich football background. He played for the Gunners for fourteen years. He joined the club as a trainee in 1989 and made his first team debut against Liverpool in 1992. In his early days‚ he played sparingly‚ and was more notable for his disciplinary problems than for his performance. Nevertheless‚ he managed to make twelve appearances for the England U21 side during that time. Known as Romford Pele‚ Parlour turned down a huge offer from Sunderland to move to the North East. The former Arsenal midfielder enjoyed a trophy-laden career under Arsene Wenger and won the Premier League twice‚ the FA Cup twice and the Community Shield. But in 2001‚ he turned down a lucrative offer from Sunderland‚ and chose to stay. Despite the setback‚ Sunderland remain in fourth place in the table‚ having previously beaten Cambridge United 5-1 on Wearside. With a win‚ they will ensure automatic promotion‚ while a defeat will leave them in sixth place. Sheffield Wednesday‚ meanwhile‚ must lose to relegation-threatened Fleetwood to stay in the play-off places. In the meantime‚ Rotherham are one point clear of Wycombe and MK Dons.

Ray Parlour turned down a move to Sunderland

After spending 16 years with Arsenal‚ Ray Parlour was ready for a new challenge and in July 2004 agreed to join the North East club for PS2 million. The former England international is now on the books of Middlesbrough. The decision to join Middlesbrough was a controversial one for both the player and the club. Earlier reports suggested that Parlour had turned down a move to Sunderland because of the uncertainty over his future. Sunderland wanted to sign Parlour but he turned it down‚ despite the fact that Middlesbrough had made a bid of PS750‚000. The latter would pay Parlour directly‚ so that the former Arsenal player could move to the North East. Middlesbrough had also been linked with Chelsea defender Geremi‚ who turned down the club's bid. In addition to Parlour‚ Middlesbrough have also been linked with Boudewijn Zenden‚ who spent last season on loan at the Riverside. However‚ he turned down the personal terms offered by Boro and has opted to stay at Chelsea. Parlour later won the Premier League twice with Arsenal and was dubbed 'the Romford Pele'. The midfielder won three league titles with the club‚ the FA Cup twice and UEFA Cup once‚ and was a key player in Arsenal's treble triumph in 2005. He later moved to Middlesbrough‚ where he spent three seasons. With both clubs‚ he reached the final of the UEFA Cup and the Premier League and played for Manchester City. The Arsenal midfield included several important players who made the club a top-flight force. Parlour played in many Cup Winners' Cup finals and was captain of the 'Invincible' squad in 2003-04. With his consistent performance and his unglamorous image‚ he won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups. His goal tally in the FA Cup final against Newcastle United was a high point of his career.

Alex Neil makes three changes to Sunderland vs Rotherham United team

Alex Neil has made three changes to his Sunderland team ahead of the game against Rotherham United. Luke O'Nien has been rested after a poor performance against Cambridge. Neil has produced three goals and seven assists from midfield this season. He could be a surprise inclusion if he can replicate his form against the Canaries. The rest of the team remains unchanged. The three changes in Alex Neil's Sunderland vs Rotherham team were made after Sunderland's 0-0 draw with Charlton at the start of the season. Despite losing that match‚ Neil is confident of getting at least one point from the next two matches. After all‚ the team is still in a position to finish in the top six even if they lose a couple of points. Rotherham are fighting for survival and can use a win to cement their place in the Championship. Trai Hume returns from injury‚ while the Irish wing-back is likely to start in the right back position. Callum Doyle and Lynden Gooc are likely to return‚ but neither will defender Jack Clarke. As for the midfield‚ Neil will probably start with seven players‚ including strikers Tom Ince‚ Yoko Onuwa‚ and Chris Lowe. Warne opted to stick with the same side that beat Oxford. But Neil made three changes after the first half. Despite a strong first half performance‚ Sunderland were unable to capitalize on their advantage‚ as Rotherham were in control in the opening 45 minutes. Their directness posed a challenge for Alex Neil's side. In addition to this‚ Chidozie Ogbene and Matt Smith were introduced.