Strikes from Aiden McGeady and Will Grigg and a first senior goal from Kazaiah Sterling boosted Sunderland’s push for a top two spot in Sky Bet League One with a 3-0 win over relegation battlers Accrington.
Winger Jordan Clark will sit out Accrington’s Sky Bet League One clash with high-flying Sunderland on Wednesday evening.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has told his players this week’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus are “essential” to their hopes of navigating a tough group.
England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales this week kick off their qualifying campaigns for Euro 2020.
Will Grigg boosted Sunderland’s promotion hopes by scoring the winner in a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Walsall.
Strikers Will Grigg and Conor Washington are back and there is a first call-up for Arsenal Under-23s defender Daniel Ballard in the Northern Ireland squad for this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus.