Steve Bruce takes his Stadium of Light side to the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea captain Garry Monk remains sidelined by a foot injury, although he played for the reserves on Thursday and is close to a first-team comeback.
Ferrie Bode is out with a knee injury, and is the Swans’ only other absentee.
Sunderland defender John O’Shea is set for his debut after recovering from a hamstring problem.
Phil Bardsley is available after serving a one-match ban in the League Cup defeat at Brighton.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
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