Lee Johnson has named his starting XI to take on Accrington Stanley at the Wham Stadium.
Bailey Wright, Thorben Hoffmann and Leon Dajaku all return to the side after missing Tuesday's contest with Lincoln City on Wearside.
Jack Diamond and Anthony Patterson are named anongst the substitutes, while Carl Winchester misses out through suspension.
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Sunderland: Hoffmann, Gooch, Wright, Flanagan, Doyle, Cirkin, Neil, Embleton, Pritchard, Dajaku, Stewart.
Subs: Patterson, O'Brien, Xhemajli, Diamond, Hawkes, T.Hume, D.Hume.