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Here are the THREE Ipswich players who Sunderland must be wary of in this afternoon’s game...

Two impressive strikers and a monstrous goalkeeper - here are our three players to look out for when Sunderland take on Ipswich this afternoon!

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James Norwood

League One Games/Goals: 1/0

The former Tranmere Rovers target man made the step up to League One this year after scoring 131 goals across the National League and League Two. He appears to have hit the ground running in East Anglia, hitting a hat-trick in pre-season against Colchester United.

He was the winner of last year’s League Two player of the year award and was pivotal in Tranmere Rovers’ back-to-back promotions. He once hilariously labelled himself a “poor man’s Dirk Kuyt”, and as funny as it may sound, it’s a good comparison! The striker has molded himself into a hard working forward, able to create creates chances for his team-mates and be in the right place at the right time to bag his own goals.

It’s his home debut this weekend and he’ll want to signal his arrival with a goal in front of the expectant home crowd.

Tomáš Holý

League One Games/Clean Sheets: 1/1

Sadly, Artur Boruc has already claimed the glorious nickname of ‘The Holy Goalie’, so former Gillingham goalkeeper Tomáš Holý will have to make do with simply being called ‘That Massive Lad’ by the onlooking Mackem away end.

Brought over to the UK shores from Czech Republic’s Sparta Prague in 2017 by then Gillingham manager Ady Pennock, Holý quickly progressed from second choice at Priestfield to one of the best goalkeepers in the third tier. He’s got a solid kick on him, is a commanding presence in the box and is a superb shot-stopper.

With his contract expiring in the summer at Gillingham, Ipswich moved quickly to tie down one of the most talented ‘keepers in the division and the Lads will have to be at our best to get past the former Czech Republic u-18 international.

Kayden Jackson

League One Games/Goals: 1/0

The Bradford born striker became Accrington Stanley’s first ever £1 million sale back in 2018 when he was drafted in by exciting young manager Paul Hurst. But, much like his former manager, things didn’t quite go to plan at Portman Road for the speedy striker.

However, with relegation to League One confirmed, he appears to have knuckled down in the summer and despite only scoring three league goals last term, he began scoring for fun in pre-season, notching a brace in a 5-0 win over Colchester United, and further goals against SC Paderborn and Notts County.

Jackson is tall, strong and is incredibly fast, and that could be the deciding factor in today’s game against Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Town.

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