SUNDERLAND'S trip to Fleetwood Town has been rearranged, and will now take place in the final week of the season.

The Black Cats will now travel to Fleetwood on Tuesday, April 30, which means they will finish the season with two away games in the space of five days.

Sunderland had been due to travel to Highbury Stadium on Saturday, March 23, but the date falls within the international window and the club have now had three players called up for international duty.

The fixture change has serious repercussions for George Honeyman, as it means he will be suspended for the Checkatrade Trophy final unless his dismissal in yesterday's 1-1 draw at Wycombe Wanderers is overturned.

Honeyman was sent off for his part in a touchline brawl that spilled on to the pitch and resulted in play being held up for around five minutes.

The Sunderland skipper is set to receive a three-match ban, but there are now only two league games (against Barnsley and Walsall) before the Checkatrade final.

Sunderland could opt to appeal against referee Lee Swabey's decision to issue Honeyman with a straight red card, with Jack Ross having spoken to the official before he left Adams Park last night.

Speaking yesterday, Ross said: "We have to take responsibility for our behaviour, and so do Wycombe. Both technical areas have to take responsibility, and you can’t blame an official for that, but I thought the whole game had a lack of control over it.

“I can’t quite believe, after some of the additional time that’s been added this season, that there was only six minutes added today. The number of times the game was stopped was quite incredible.

“The game always had that little feel around it, but what happens at the end is not good. I have no issue with my players looking after each other and my staff looking after each other, but it has to be within reason. I haven’t watched it again, but we’ve got footage of it and we’ll watch it again.

“It’s something I need to look at. I honestly don’t know what went on. I saw a lot of people coming together, but I’m going to go and speak to the referee to get clarity on it.

“Once I have clarity on it, I can look at everything and assess whether or not it was justified. If it was justified, there’s nothing we can do about it. If it was not, we will look at it from there.”