Sunderland v Brentford – BBC Sport




Winger Callum McManaman hasn’t played for Sunderland since the 4-0 defeat by Cardiff on 13 JanuaryClick here for live text coverage on Saturday 14:00-17:15 GMT

Callum McManaman could return for Sunderland for the visit of Brentford after a month out with a groin injury.

Paddy McNair and Jonny Williams are in contention after playing for the under-23 side and Lamine Kone is “75%” fit, according to boss Chris Coleman.

Brentford winger Sergi Canos continues his three-game suspension.

Striker Chiedozie Ogbene is still awaiting his debut after joining in January, while left-back Rico Henry (knee) is a long-term absentee.

SAM’s predictionHome win 29%Draw 27%Away win 44%

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Match factsThis is the first ever meeting between these teams at the Stadium of Light – the last meeting in Sunderland took place at Roker Park in December 1992, which Brentford won 3-1 in a league match.The Bees have kept just one clean sheet in their 18 matches against Sunderland in all competitions, a 4-0 win in October 1937.Brentford have attempted more shots this season than any other Championship team (542), while only Burton (258) have fired in fewer than Sunderland (318).The Bees are winless in their last three league games (D1 L2), this after winning five of the previous six (L1).Sunderland have made 11 errors leading to directly to goals this season – a league-high.The Black Cats have won just two of their last 25 home league games (D9 L14), although both wins have arrived in the last five contests.



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