Incoming £5,000 fine coming':
Sunderland Lee Johnson names young side against Manchester United Under-21s in Papa John's Trophy
Lee Johnson has opted to leave out the majority of his senior players for tonight’s Papa John’s Trophy match against Manchester United Under-21s
The trophy’s rules state that clubs need to name four senior squad members to avoid a £5,000 fine.
With an important League One fixture at Gillingham coming up this weekend, Johnson said he’s prepared to take the fine after the game was moved against Sunderland’s wish.
The Black Cats boss has made five changes from the side which won 2-1 at Lincoln last week, with Jacob Carney, Patrick Almond, Tom Scott & Tyrese Dyce all set to make their senior debuts.