Phil Bardsley says Keiren Westwood will have no problem making his full debut for the club at Manchester United this weekend.
Steve Bruce may ask for special dispensation to move into the loan market to cover for the absence of Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has confirmed the extend of the injury that forced Simon Mignolet to come off against Aston Villa.
Watford have signed defender Nyron Nosworthy on loan from Sunderland until January.
Steve Bruce is likely to stick Stephane Sessegnon on the wing against Aston Villa with Connor Wickham retaining his place up front.
Sunderland's former Birmingham midfielder Seb Larsson is looking to give his ex-boss Alex McLeish a headache this weekend.
As Sunderland prepare for his return, Steve Bruce claims Darren Bent could have become a legend at the club had he not jumped ship.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is thought to be considering a January move for Senegal international striker Papiss Cisse.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce says his players must not to get caught up in the hype surrounding the return of Aston Villa's Darren Bent.
Sunderland's Jack Colback claims there is no bitterness from the players towards Darren Bent, although he cannot speak for the fans.
Steve Bruce has hailed the return to fitness of David Meyler after he has suffered two years of frustrations at the club.
Goal-hero Stephane Sessegnon has warned Sunderland that they must not let Saturday's win over Bolton be a "one-off".
Young striker Connor Wickham has saluted the travelling Sunderland faithful who spurred the Black Cats on to victory at Bolton.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce admitted the tension had got to his side in the first-half of their 2-0 win at Bolton.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is targeting an extension of his 100% record against Bolton to belatedly kick-start the club's season.
Nicklas Bendtner has called for Sunderland's fans and board to stick with Steve Bruce, saying talk of him being sacked is "not fair".
Sunderland will welcome back Phil Bardsley and Nicklas Bendtner for the clash with Bolton, with Connor Wickham set for his full debut.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is planning to hand Connor Wickham his first Premier League start in Saturday's crunch game at Bolton.
Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan says the team are focusing on the positives from Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Arsenal.
Sunderland midfielder David Meyler has taken another significant step back to full fitness after completing a second reserve match
David Vaughan claims the spirit within the club is still very positive and all the players are pulling in the right direction.
Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback says there is no sense of panic in the camp despite their fourth defeat of the season.
Michael Turner admits Saturday's game at Bolton is huge following the defeat at Arsenal and says Sunderland must stop conceding early.
Steve Bruce felt midfielder Lee Cattermole's missed chance in the first half was the turning point in the 2-1 loss at Arsenal.
Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole has called for calm after an eventful start to the new season.
New Sunderland chairman Ellis Short has assured manager Steve Bruce that his job is safe at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has branded criticism of Arsene Wenger "ridiculous" as he attempts to pile more pressure on the under-fire Arsenal boss.
Sunderland's Wes Brown has warned the team they cannot repeat the start they made against West Brom when they face Arsenal.
Steve Bruce will be without striker Nicklas Bendtner for the clash with Arsenal as Premier League rules prevent him from playing.
Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon says the Black Cats will miss the efforts of fellow front man Nicklas Bendtner this weekend.
Assistant Sunderland boss Eric Black has backed Arsene Wenger to get it right as he builds a new team at Arsenal.
Sunderland defender Matt Kilgallon is still looking for a new club but his agent claims he will not be rushed into a move.
Craig Gardner is hoping to borrow from Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips as he attempts to bring goals to his game at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole has accused West Brom midfielder Steven Reid of rolling around 'like a girl' after being tackled.
Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole claims he is paying the price for his image and says referees are 'out to get him'.
Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet says he is not taking his position as Black Cats number one for granted.
Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is still learning his trade.
Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole has admitted sitting on the bench as a substitute is hard to take every weekend.
Sunderland appear to have distanced themselves from weekend reports suggesting Martin O'Neill is being lined up as a new boss.
Sunderland have reportedly made an approach to former Aston Villa and Celtic boss Martin O'Neill as pressure mounts on Steve Bruce.
Nicklas Bendtner admits he will be a frustrated spectator when Sunderland take on Arsenal nest week, but fancies the Black cats to win.
Niclas Bendtner believes his new strike partnership with Stephane Sessegnon is "starting to gel" after some hard work in training.
Sunderland winger Ahmed Elmohamady feels his game is improving in his second season in the Premier League but is confident there is still more to come.
Defender Nyron Nosworthy says he is frustrated at his lack of action at Sunderland and his failure to secure a move away on loan.
Michael Turner has admitted his delight at returning to action for Sunderland and he now hopes his injury problems are behind him.
Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler has completed his first 90 minutes of football for over a year as the reserves beat Wigan.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will be given the time to turn things around at the club according to former chairman Niall Quinn.
Sunderland target James McFadden has been offered a contract at Wolves but he has yet to make a decision on his future.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has defended his performance as manager and claims the expectation of fans at the club are unrealistic.
Niall Quinn has stood down as Sunderland chairman to focus on a new role within the club.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has told strikers Connor Wickham and Ji Dong-won their chance could come sooner rather than later.
Sunderland striker Nicolas Bendtner has praised boss Steve Bruce and claimed the atmosphere at the club is excellent.
Nicklas Bendtner was happy to take his first goal for Sunderland however it came after helping to ease the pressure on Steve Bruce.
Steve Bruce vowed to see his mission through after watching Sunderland drag themselves back from 2-0 down to draw against West Brom.
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