Sunderland and Norwich City, two teams heading in the wrong direction in the EPL, will take on each other in a Barclays Premier League game at Stadium of Light today.
Sunderland, currently in 16th place, make three adjustments to the starting side that was beaten 3-1 by QPR last week, as manager Martin O’Neill look for three points this evening.
In comes Carlos Cuellar, David Vaughan and Danny Rose and they replaced trio Titus Bramble, Jack Colback and Alfred N’Diaye. Steven Fletcher and Danny Graham both start in the attack again, while striker Connor Wickham is amongst the substitutes after returning from his loan stint at Sheffield Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Norwich City boss Chris Hughton has decided to leave captain Grant Holt on the bench. Wes Hoolahan returns to the midfield, while Elliott Bennett comes in for Anthony Pilkington, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Kei Kamara will lead the attack.
Sunderland v Norwich
Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, O’Shea, Cuellar, Rose, Johnson, Vaughan, Larsson, Sessegnon, Fletcher, Graham
Subs: Westwood, Bardsley, N’Diaye, Wickham, Colback, Bramble, McClean
Norwich: Bunn, Martin, Bassong, Turner, Garrido, Elliott Bennett, Johnson, Howson, Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Kamara
Subs: Camp, Whittaker, Holt, Jackson, Fox, Becchio, Ryan Bennett
Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)