Under fire Steve Bruce will be looking to his side to bounce back from defeat at Norwich City with this home fixture against second from bottom West Brom.
Sunderland defender Titus Bramble is suspended until an investigation into allegations of sexual assault and drug possession is completed.
Sebastian Larsson’s broken toe is being assessed, while Connor Wickham is doubtful with a groin injury
West Brom defender Gabriel Thomas returns from a three-match ban but may struggle to dislodge Gareth McAuley.
Craig Dawson is likely to be available after illness but Zoltan Gera and Marc-Antoine Fortune are still out.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
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