Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill handed debuts to Adam Johnson and Steven Fletcher in tonight’s Capital One Cup second round clash with League Two Morecambe.
The pair, recruited for a total investment well in excess of £20m on Friday, started as O’Neill also handed chances to goalkeeper Keiren Westwood and defender Titus Bramble.
Morecambe manager Jim Bentley made three changes to the side beaten 3-1 at home by Port Vale at the weekend with Will Haining, Izak Reid and Gary McDonald replacing Chris McCready, Kevin Ellison and Stewart Drummond.
Sunderland: Westwood, Gardner, Bramble, O’Shea, Colback, Johnson, Cattermole, Larsson, McClean, Sessegnon, Fletcher.
Subs: Mignolet, Campbell, Kilgallon, Meyler, Cuellar, Saha, Elmohamady.
Morecambe: Roche, Parrish, Haining, Fenton, Threlfall, Wright, Alessandra, McDonald, Fleming, Reid, Brodie.
Subs: Arestidou, Ellison, Burrow, McCready, Drummond, Redshaw, Carlton.
Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)