Sunderland are to be visited this Saturday by last season surprise package. Expect them to be hard working and well organised.
Can we turn around our recent form against a Reading team which has equally as bad form?
Sunderland Team News:
We are without Dean Whitehead, Kieran Richardson, Stan Varga, Andrew Cole, Russell Anderson, Graham Kavanagh and Carlos Edwards
Danny Collins, Nyron Nosworthy and Kenwyne Jones are all hopeful.
Greg Halford is expected to return from suspension.
Player to watch: Dwight Yorke
He had an excellent game against Man Utd now we need some consistency from him.
Reading Team News:
Brynjar Gunnarson, Glen Little and John Oster are out. Michael Duberry isn`t match fit.
Liam Rosenior could make his debut for Reading.
Player to watch: Leroy Lita
The young striker is quality. We will have to keep him quiet if we are to get something out of the game.
Match Facts & Stats
In our 6 meetings with Reading at the SOL we have Won 2, Lost 2 and Drew 2.
I think a win is achievable but Keane needs to make sure we are not complacent (like at Wigan). With all the injuries it will be interesting to see what team he puts out.
Boro v Sunderland
Saturday 22nd September 2007