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Sunderland v Scunthorpe United Sunderland are back in Stadium of Light action on Sunday, as Scunthorpe United travel to Wearside. After facing Sheffield Wednesday in the Carabao Cup on Thursday evening, the Lads have immediate opportunity to bounce back and maintain their unbeaten start to the Sky Bet League One season.

Coral's Scunthorpe betting preview Sunderland host Scunthorpe looking to extend their unbeaten run to three in the league.

Ross turns attentions to Scunthorpe Jack Ross is refusing to get downbeat after Sunderland’s round one Carabao Cup exit.

Hume on first-team minutes Denver Hume reflects on a career milestone as he makes his full debut for Sunderland.

Scottish top tier is 'English League One standard' - James Fowler The standard of football in the Scottish Premiership is akin to that in England's League One, according to Sunderland assistant James Fowler.

Atkinson demands more ahead of Wolves away Mark Atkinson has admitted tomorrow’s opponents are irrelevant in terms of what he expects from his side.

Watch the action from Thursday's cup tie Safc.com presents match highlights from Sunderland's Carabao Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday.

New Business club launched Scores of companies have signed up to be part of SAFC's news Business Club.

Sunderland remain without a host of players for Scunthorpe clash Jack Ross saw his side win on the opening day but a draw at Luton and a Carabao Cup first-round exit at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday followed. The Black Cats made six changes for the cup tie and their team against Scunthorpe is more likely to resemble that which was held by Luton last weekend.

QUICK KICKS: The early signs with Alim Ozturk aren't good - do Sunderland need ANOTHER defender? Despite Jack Ross' proclamation that we were done signing defenders when Jack Baldwin came to the club last month, you have to wonder if his stance has altered having watched Alim Ozturk turn in two less than convincing performances in the two games he's started in so far this season.

FINLAY'S REPORT: Despite showing desperation, Sunderland are out of the cup at the first attempt It almost felt like the Black Cats were desperate to progress through to the next round as Jack Ross brought on Josh Maja and Lyndon Gooch to attempt to get a penalty shootout of the tie or even two goals to set up a clash with Wolves.

TALKING TACTICS: Picking apart Sunderland's unfortunate defeat in the cup to Sheffield Wednesday Marmite Lee Cattermole replaced teenage sensation Bali Mumba as Luke O'Nien came in for Gooch on the right, and England under-19 international Elliot Embleton's first senior start pushed Chris Maguire into a central striker role at the expense of the in-form Josh Maja.

ROKER ROUNDUP: Liverpool forward linked with Sunderland move may still leave, says U23s coach Maybe that will change between now and August 31 but it would have to be the right club and the right move for them and us. He wouldn't want anyone going somewhere where we thought it would be detrimental to their development. Hopefully the bad times are over.

ROKER RAPPORT XTRA PODCAST: Scunthorpe preview with former Sunderland midfielder Paul Lemon! Click here to find us on iTunes, and be sure to hit the subscribe button - that way, each time a new Episode of the Roker Rapport is released it will very handily drop straight on your device, ready to listen to at your leisure. Alternatively, you can search for us via iTunes or the Podcast app by simply typing 'Roker Rapport'.

Hume reflects on cup defeat Denver Hume speaks to SAFSee following Sunderland's Carabao Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Maguire highlights league importance Chris Maguire caught up with safc.com following Sunderland's Carabao Cup exit to Sheffield Wednesday this evening.

Carabao Cup second-round draw: Joey Barton’s Fleetwood to visit Leicester Joey Barton will take Fleetwood to Leicester City in a mouthwatering Carabao Cup second-round tie for his League One side.

Sunderland 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday: Matias and Reach earn Carabao win Sunderland exited the Carabao Cup after losing 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday in front of a crowd of 13,890, its lowest since 2004. Goals from Marco Matias and Adam Reach sealed victory.

Carabao Cup: Sunderland 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday A goal in each half helps Sheffield Wednesday beat Sunderland to set up a Carabao Cup second round tie with Premier League Wolves.

Black Cats exit Carabao Cup Sunderland are out of the Carabao Cup following a 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at the Stadium of Light on Thursday evening.

Ross on cup exit Jack Ross runs the rule over Sunderland's Carabao Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday.

Cup shots from the SoL Snapshots from Sunderland's round one Carabao Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday.

Leicester host Fleetwood in the second round of the Carabao Cup The tie will see Foxes striker Jamie Vardy play against his former side. He joined Leicester from Fleetwood back in 2012. Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham will also travel to League One opposition.

Carabao Cup second-round draw: West Ham to visit League One AFC Wimbledon West Ham United will visit League One side AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

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