Duo back from bans to face Villa
The pair missed Saturday’s disappointing 1-1 home draw with lowly
Portsmouth through suspension, but are both available again as the
Black Cats look for just their second league win in eight attempts.
Striker Kenwyne Jones is expected to shake off a shoulder problem
picked up at the weekend, while midfielder Lee Cattermole is back
in training after a medial ligament injury and could play for the
reserves at Hartlepool on Wednesday. John Mensah (calf) has also
returned to training, but Bolo Zenden (hamstring), Anton Ferdinand
(ankle) and Craig Gordon (broken arm) remain on the sidelines.
Sunderland (from): Fulop, Carson, Bardsley, Richardson, McCartney,
Da Silva, Turner, Nosworthy, Cana, Reid, Malbranque, Henderson,
Campbell, Jones, Bent, Healy, Murphy, Meyler, Reed, Noble.