At the latest when the Black Cats face Shrewsbury on the New Meadow to return to the play-off places in League One

It may be another tricky game for Lee Johnson’s Black Cats as they try to build on their recent form with some major wins

The shrews are in good shape despite their position in the top division and it will be a test of Sunderland’s tickets tonight

Visitors will assess Tom Flanagan’s fitness before today’s game The defender has to retire from the team at the last minute on Saturday

James Hunter and Matty Hewitt are on hand to show you all the action as it’s happening today, with all the builds, team news, match action, analysis and reactions

Lee Johnson has described Sunderland’s defeat at Shrewsbury as “mega-disappointing” – and admitted that his side didn’t deserve anything from the game

The Black Cats took the lead through Aiden O’Brien in the middle of the first half, but Ethan Ebanks-Landell equalized early in the second half and Harry Chapman finished the turnaround just over 20 minutes from time to finish at Sunderlands Inflicting defeat in the first division this season on the way

“It’s mega-disappointing,” said Johnson. “I think the guys are sitting in there and they might think we were good enough to get a tie, but I’m not so sure myself

“I didn’t think we got off to a good enough start in terms of our combination game and passing on details

“We got our noses up with a goal that was a really good goal, a great finish, and at this point you hope the guys calm down a little”

“But I didn’t think we’d settled in, they were pretty busy and we lost too many duels in the middle of the pitch”

Potential owner Kyril Louis-Dreyfus watched Sunderland’s unbeaten away run through Shrewsbury Town come to an end

The Black Cats had good value for their lead in the first 45 minutes, but after a collapse in the second half they missed the opportunity to get back into the play-offs

The Black Cats were dealt a cruel blow within two minutes when Jordan Willis slipped and clutched his knee

The center-back has been impressive since recovering from an injury that kept him away for much of the season

Kyril Louis-Dreyfus was present alongside Kristjaan Speakman to see the Black Cats throw away their lead

Harry Chapman gave the hosts the lead 16 minutes later – he shot Sean Whalley’s cross from close range over Matthews

Sunderland’s unbeaten away record is over after the Black Cats tossed away a lead in Shrewsbury Town to lose

Aiden O’Brien gave the Black Cats the lead in the middle of the first half, but Shrewsbury turned things around after the break and goalkeeper Remi Matthews let them back into the game

And Harry Chapman scored a stunning volley in the middle of half, which turned out to be the winner

It was an extremely disappointing result for Sunderland, as it was at the end of the 2-2 weekend draw at MK Dons

The Black Cats missed their chance to get back into the top 6 and remain in seventh place, two points behind Charlton Athletic, with only one game left in the hands of the Addicks

Diamond shifts the ball to his right foot on the edge of the box and tries his luck, but he goes far

McGeady gets his free kick up and over the wall, but Sarkic pushes him to the corner

Vela goes in the book for a foul on Gooch, 25 yards away There are five minutes to be added

Diamond gets out on the right and walks towards O’Brien, but Sarkic easily collects his tame header

A fantastic cross from Whalley on the left shows Chapman at the far post and he buries the volley

Norburn’s corner is curled up toward the front post. O’Brien watches it fall over his shoulder while Main lurks

McGeady does some big tricks down the left before putting a cross on Wyke in the middle The Black Cats front man can only walk over the bar from six meters away

The black cats move closer again. The corner falls on Wright in the six-yard box, but his volley is blocked by Sarkic at close range

McGeady cuts past Norburn and rolls a try from the left side of the box – Sarkic on hand to tip him over the bar

Chapman stays vacant at the back post and Matthews must be on hand to reject the loaned Blackburn player at the back post

Love brings a big cross Matthews makes a hash out of his loft and Main throws it on the path of Ebanks-Landell, who goes into an empty net

He handed loaned Rangers winger Jordan Jones his first league start since joining the Wearsiders, replacing Lynden Gooch

Josh Scowen came in for Luke O’Nien in central midfield, and Remi Matthews started in front of Lee Burge in goal

But his side was dealt an early blow when Jordan Willis slipped and clutched his knee while the Black Cats center-back was harnessed in place of Dion Sanderson

It was a slow start to the game after Willis’ retirement, but Johnson’s team looked all the more threatening

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