Sunderland vs Lincoln City preview: How to watch, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch 
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Sunderland host Lincoln City in the Sky Bet League One play-off second leg. The Imps lead 2-0 after a victory on Wednesday night at the LNER Stadium. Lincoln had fans in, but it will be nowhere near the amount that Sunderland will have in for the second leg - the Black Cats will be welcoming 10,000 fans to the game. 

They say 2-0 is one of the most dangerous scoreline's in football, it's all to play for in the North East. 

  • Team news

In what is set to be such a huge game, both sides are going to be missing player's due to injury. 

Denver Hume is unlikely to be involved for Sunderland having sustained an injury to his hamstring this week. 

Meanwhile for Lincoln, first-choice 'keeper Alex Palmer will miss out again after getting injured in training at the start of the week. Also, Imps' defender Adam Jackson has been ruled out of action after picking up a calf injury in Wednesday's first leg.

  • Predicted lineups 

Sunderland: 4-2-3-1

Burge; O'Nien, Wright, Flanagan, McFadzean; Power, Scowen; Jones, Gooch; McGeady; Wyke.

Lincoln City: 4-3-3

Bursik; Poole, Montsoma, Eyoma, Edun; Johnson, Bridcutt, Grant; Scully, Hooper, Rogers. 

  • Ones to watch

Aiden McGeady - Sunderland

After recent contract fiasco's, its best that Aiden McGeady and Sunderland put it all to one side for the day - in one of the biggest games in the club's recent times. 

McGeady hasn't scored many this campaign, only four. However, the former Republic of Ireland international has got 14 assists this season. 

This game is perfect for the veteran. His experience and skill could be crucial up against a young Imps side. 

Jorge Grant - Lincoln City 

Jorge Grant - it really has been a fantastic breakthrough season at Lincoln. The attacking midfielder has the most goals (15) and most assists (11). He has been pivotal in Micheal Appleton's system leading them to being in a great position ahead of next week's final. Where they could get into the second tier for the first time in over 21 years. 

His quick feet and goalscoring ability will cause Lee Johnson's defence problems. 

  • Previous meetings

Before the first leg just a few days ago, the most recent result ended in a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light. Callum McFadzean put the hosts up 1-0 going into the break before Callum Morton levelled for the away side. 

  • How to watch

There will be at least 10,000 Sunderland fans in attendance, but for those who can't go to the game. It is available to watch on Sky Sports at 15:30 BST. 

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