Sunderland welcome league one`s Northampton to the Stadium of Light for the third round of the League Cup.
Northampton managed to dump out Premiership Bolton in the second round so Roy Keane`s men won`t be in for an easy ride.
Sunderland Team News:
Sunderland are without Kenwyne Jones and Teemu Tainio
George McCartney is cup tied after having played for West Ham in the second round.
Player to watch: Michael Chopra
Chops is in fine form at the minute and who would bet against him scoring.
Northampton Team News:
Northampton are without Chris Doig through injury and Karl Hawley who is cup tied.
Player to watch: Saheed Adebayo Akinfenwa
He is big and strong so Ferdinard and Nuggsy will have to be on their toes for the Northampton Striker.
Match Facts & Stats
In our last 5 meetings with Northampton on Wearside we have Won 3, Lost 1 and Drew 1.
3-1 Win, I think we will be too strong for Northampton but who knows can they cause us an upset.
Villa V Sunderland
15:00 Tuesday 27th September 2008