Sunderland vs Coventry LIVE
Hello and welcome to our live blog coverage of Sunderland vs Coventry City from the Stadium of Light. Alex Neil's men make their long awaited Championship return after four years in League One when they take on Mark Robins' Sky Blues side.
Sunderland head into the clash on the back of a mixed pre-season after wins over Rangers and Dundee United, a draw with Hartlepool United and defeats to Accrington Stanley and Roma.
New signings Alex Bass, Dan Ballard, Aji Alese and Ellis Simms are all in line to make their debuts for the club and James Hunter is at the ground to bring you all the action as it happens, plus the post-match reaction and analysis.
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