Defoe set to boost Black Cats
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Sunderland boss David Moyes should be able to call upon star striker Jermain Defoe for the home clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Defoe missed the midweek EFL Cup win over QPR because he was suffering with a calf strain but it is not expected to keep him out of the clash with the Eagles as the Black Cats go in search of their first Premier League win of the season.
Goalkeeper Vito Mannone, midfielder Seb Larsson and forward Fabio Borini are all long-term absentees for the Black Cats, while Jordan Pickford remains in between the posts for Sunderland after an impressive start to the season.