Sunderland manager Jack Ross believes his side have answered some of their critics by reaching the Sky Bet League One play-off final with victory over Portsmouth.
Sunderland scraped through to the Sky Bet League One play-off final after grinding out a goalless draw with Portsmouth in a feisty encounter at Fratton Park.
A man has been arrested after threats to kill spectators at Thursday night’s League One play-off clash between Portsmouth and Sunderland were made on social media.
Jack Ross has ordered Sunderland not to leave anything to chance by booking their place in the Sky Bet League One play-off final with a victory at Portsmouth.
Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett will give Lee Brown and Brett Pitman every chance to prove their fitness ahead of Thursday night’s League One play-off decider against Sunderland.
Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett hailed the character of his players as they held their nerve in a penalty shootout to lift the Checkatrade Trophy.
Oliver Hawkins scored the winning penalty as Portsmouth claimed a 5-4 shootout victory against Sunderland in the final of the Checkatrade Trophy.
Sunderland boss Jack Ross says winning the Checkatrade Trophy would be a “starting point” for the club as they look to bounce back from the disappointments of recent years.