Sunderland fans react as promotion rivals Barnsley suffer big setback

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Loads of Sunderland fans have been reacting to an update from their promotion rivals that could have a big impact on the race to go up, as Barnsley’s Cameron McGeehan will miss the clash with the Black Cats through suspension.

McGeehan has been banned for three games for an incident that took place during last weekend’s clash against Southend, the club have confirmed.

The 23 year-old, who has five goals and one assist this season, will miss crucial matches against Accrington Stanley at home, Sunderland at home and Doncaster away.

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Of course, the middle of those three is what everyone on Wearside has got one eye on, as the two teams appear locked in a battle to the end for that second automatic promotion spot.

Luton Town are flying away in first, but Jack Ross’ side currently sit two points behind Barnsley with a game in hand.

The two sides played out a thrilling encounter last time they met, as a brace from Kieffer Moore wasn’t enough to stop a 4-2 Sunderland win.

You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where the Stadium of Light faithful are loving this one…