BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has gone with midfield experience in the League One play-off final – with Darren Pratley starting in place of Albie Morgan.
The youngster does not even make the matchday 18 for the Addicks.
But Bowyer has kept faith with Anfernee Dijksteel and Naby Sarr at right-back and central defence, meaning bench roles for Jason Pearce and Chris Solly.
It remains to be seen if Charlton go with the 3-5-2 formation that Bowyer used for stages of the play-off semi-finals against Doncaster Rovers.
His selection certainly allows for his side to line-up in either fashion for their first Wembley outing since 1998.
Sunderland attacker Aiden McGeady is fit enough for a place on the bench.
Charlton Athletic: Phillips, Dijksteel, Sarr, Bauer, Purrington, Pratley, Bielik, Aribo, Cullen, Taylor, Parker. Subs: Maxwell, Pearce, Forster-Caskey, Reeves, Solly, Williams, Lapslie.
Sunderland: McLaughlin, Oviedo, Ozturk, Cattermole, Maguire, Honeyman, Flanagan, O’Nien, Leadbitter, Power. Subs: Stryjek, Matthews, Gooch, Morgan, McGeady, Grigg, Dunne.
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