Sunderland vs Grimsby commentary: Live coverage and confirmed teams as Black Cats begin life after Jack Ross

Sunderland face Grimsby tonight in their Leasing.com Trophy tie as they begin life after Jack Ross.

The Black Cats, who lie sixth in League One and lost at Lincoln on Saturday, sacked Ross earlier today.

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Jack Ross’ Sunderland take on Grimsby tonight
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Assistant manager James Fowler will take charge of this evening’s game.

The two sides have been drawn in Group A of the Northern Section with Grimsby having lost their first match to Scunthorpe last month.

talkSPORT 2 will have full coverage of the fixture this evening as Sunderland look to recover from their difficult few weeks.

Sunderland vs Grimsby: How to listen

This Leasing.com Trophy match will take place on Tuesday, October 8 and will kick off at 7:45pm.

Full commentary from The Stadium of Light will be live on talkSPORT 2 and our coverage will start at 6pm.

To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.

Sunderland vs Grimsby: What has been said?

Sunderland chairman Stewart Donald on Ross’ departure: “This is a decision that has been made with a heavy heart.

“When we arrived at the club 18 months ago, we appointed Jack because we felt that he was the right man to take Sunderland forward over a number of years.

“Jack has worked extremely hard and has helped us achieve stability at the club, and I sincerely thank him for his efforts. I hope and believe that he will go on to have a successful career in management.”

Sunderland vs Grimsby: Line-ups

Sunderland: Burge, Mumba, Taylor, Lynch, Hume, Leadbitter, Dobson, O’Nien, McNulty, Watmore, Grigg

Subs: Patterson, Gooch, De Bock, Connelly, Bainbridge, Kiernan, Neil

Grimsby: McKeown, Hewitt, Davis, Pollock, Ring, Whitehouse, Cook, Vernam, Rose, Green, Ogbu

Subs: Russell, Gibson, Waterfall, Hessenthaler, Cardwell, Starbuck, Adlard

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