Sunderland 1-1 Luton Town highlights as Amad's penalty earns Black Cats a point
Hello and welcome to our live blog coverage of Sunderland vs Luton Town from the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats suffered a midweek defeat against second-placed Sheffield United in midweek, which prevented them building on last weekend's excellent win at Norwich City.
As a result, Tony Mowbray's men slipped to 12th in the table and there is now an eight-point gap between themselves and the play-off spots. Today's visitors Luton Town are a team in form, arriving in the North-East on the back of a three-game winning streak and having picked up 13 points out of a possible 15 in their last five matches.
Rob Edwards' Hatters are fourth in the table and on course to secure a play-off place for a second successive season. Sunderland should have Luke O'Nien available this afternoon despite the defender limping off against the Blades in midweek, and on-loan Manchester United forward Amad could return after missing the last two matches with a minor hamstring issue.
A Sunderland win could lift the Wearsiders back into the top half and potentially as high as eighth place, depending on how other results go. James Hunter is at the ground to bring you all the latest as it happens, plus the post-match reaction and analysis.