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Blackrock's Jimmy Dunne helps Sunderland to Wembley cup final

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Blackrock's Jimmy Dunne helps Sunderland to Wembley cup final

Jimmy Dunne in his Sunderland colours before tonight's Checkatrade Trophy semi-final away to Bristol Rovers.

Blackrock's Jimmy Dunne helped Sunderland into the Checkatrade Trophy final tonight.

The on-loan Burnley defender played his part in a 2-0 win away to Bristol Rovers in the competition's semi-final.

Jack Ross' team will now face fellow League One promotion chasers Portsmouth in the March 31 decider at Wembley Stadium. The match will kick-off at 2:30pm.

Sunderland's goals were scored by Will Grigg and Lewis Morgan - one in either half.

Dunne has made a real impression since joining Sunderland, nailing down a regular place at the heart of their defence, having helped Hearts to the top of the Scottish Premiership during a successful loan spell in Edinburgh earlier in the season.