Trio in fitness race
Bolton boss Owen Coyle will check on the fitness of Mark Davies, Chris Eagles and Ryo Miyaichi ahead of the trip to Sunderland.
Wanderers have a number of niggles following the 2-1 victory at Aston Villa in midweek but Coyle is hopeful that most if not all of them will clear up in time for the Stadium of Light clash.
Davies went into the game with an ankle injury, while Arsenal loanee Miyaichi took another bang to the shoulder he hurt against Swansea three days previous.
Eagles picked up a hamstring injury at Villa Park but it is not thought to be serious and the winger, who created the winning goal at Villa Park, should be able to start.
Darren Pratley is pushing for a return after finally recovering from a virus but will have to settle for a place on the bench at best.
Coyle also has to decide whether to go with the side that started at Villa Park or the one that started the second half after a much improved display after the break.