Lee Burge: 6/10
Made one comfortable save, and was well beaten from close range in an otherwise uneventful first half from a goalkeeping perspective.
Luke O’Nien: 6/10
Shrewsbury’s goal came from O’Nien’s side, yet his crossing and forward play, just about made for his defensive shortcomings.
Jordan Willis: 7/10
Assured, physical when he had to be, another strong showing.
Joel Lynch: 7/10
Probably Sunderland’s best passer on the day, Lynch was good defensively when required too.
Denver Hume: 6/10
Looked to have finally turned the corner after an excellent first 20 minutes, the young left back soon regressed to his head down, panicked, thoughtless play.
George Dobson: 6/10
For every sweeping crossfield pass or smart turn in midfield, there was an awful 50p header or a sloppy giveaway in midfield. Needs to do better.
Max Power: 7/10
Guilty of holding onto possession for too long at times, but still pretty accurate and progressive in his passing.
Duncan Watmore: 4/10
Night and day from Tuesday’s masterclass, Watmore struggled to impact the game in any meaningful way.
Chris Maguire: 5/10
Let the Shrewsbury defence off on too many occasions by going for the hollywood cross or a wonder goal when the simple option would have been far more effective.
Aiden McGeady: 3/10
Nothing he tried came off, he squandered a great early chance and each cross or through ball seemed to be slightly over or underhit.
Will Grigg: 4/10
Failed to tap in from two excellent crosses and looked bereft of confidence, despite his much-improved showing against Tranmere Rovers.
(SUB) Jon McLaughlin: 6/10
Mainly a spectator as those in front of him struggled to make a breakthrough.
(SUB) Marc McNulty: 5/10
A non-factor who never scared the Shrews backline.
(SUB) Benji Kimpioka: 5/10
Blew one take on and pressed a lot, but didn’t really impact the game.
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