It’s Tyne-Wear derby time as the Magpies travel from St James’ Park to the Stadium of Light.
John O’Shea has a 50/50 chance of recovering from a hamstring injury in time to make his Sunderland bow in the Tyne-Wear derby.
Asamoah Gyan has shaken off the ankle problem which forced him off at Liverpool last weekend.
Newcastle duo Sylvain Marveaux and Shane Ferguson could be involved after building up their match fitness in a midweek friendly.
Hatem Ben Arfa remains sidelined with an ankle injury.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
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