The Premier League dwelling Black Cats travel to Lancashire to take on Championship strugglers Bolton in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013
Time: 3:00pm GMT
Records (W-D-L, +/-, Points, Place):
Home: 8-8-10, -1, 32, 16th
Away: 5-7-9, -8, 22, 14th
Bolton Wanderers substitutes: Adam Bogdan, Tyrone Mears, Tim Ream, Kevin Davies, Chris Eagles, Jay Spearing, Chris Lester
Sunderland substitutes: Keiren Westwood, Frazier Campbell, Connor Wickham, James McFadden, Mathew Kilgallon, Jack Colback
It looks like Dougie Freedman has really changed up the side for this FA Cup match. It's what the fans wanted and what the players needed. The familiar 4-2-3-1 is also abandoned for a 4-4-2 against Premier League opposition (and to be fair, Sunderland have named a pretty strong side). What do you think of the changes to the starting XI?