The Stadium of Light is the venue for a U21 Premier League encounter between Sunderland and Everton on Monday (Watch live 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).
Sunderland sits in second place, though the Black Cats have played in three more matches than fifth place Everton. The Toffees have 23 points, 12 back of their hosts.
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The Black Cats lost to Leicester City in their last match. Here’s coach Andy Welsh:
“Against Everton we have got to get a response, we have got to take our chances and hopefully we can get a better result against Everton.
“All season we have had a no fear factor and against Everton we have got to work hard to make sure we do exactly the same again.”
Sunderland is without USMNT hopeful Lynden Gooch, who is on loan at Doncaster Rovers.