Welcome once again to Salut! Sunderland‘s prize Guess the Score competition as Jack Ross takes the lads to the first of two games in quick succession at Bristol Rovers. Read on and you’ll see it is a special edition of the competition covering both matches.
This is being written before either the Accrington Stanley or Gillingham home ties – Monsieur Salut is away from Feb 16 to 23 inclusive – so you, the readers, are in a better position to judge how we are likely to fare at the Memorial Stadium.
Most of us enjoy a trip to Wembley so the return trip to the West Country for the Checkatrade Trophy semi-final on March 5 will be in many minds, too. The Bury-Pompey semi takes place a week earlier so we will know who we’d face in the final.
But getting out of League One must take priority and with the business end of the season looming, wins instead of draws are essential if we are to retain hopes of avoiding the playoffs.
You may enter your prediction for the league game alone – or have a go at guessing the outcome of both matches.
In the case of the cup tie, there will be no extra time. Feel free to say how penalties would go if needed but the winning entry will be the first to guess the score at 90 minutes.
Get both results right before anyone else and Monsieur Salut will try to come up with something more than a mug as the prize.
Ha’way the Lads. Twice over.