Midfielder adds to list of absentees

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Craig Gardner will miss Sunderland's final home game of the season against Southampton on Sunday through suspension.

Sunderland: Midfielder adds to list of absentees

The midfielder will not play again this term after being sent off for a challenge on Charlie Adam during Monday night's 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw with Stoke.

He joins the suspended Stephane Sessegnon and injured strikers Steven Fletcher (ankle) and Connor Wickham (calf), as well as midfielder Lee Cattermole (knee), on the sidelines, while on-loan full-back Danny Rose will play his final game for the club before returning to Tottenham, who host the Black Cats on the final day of the season.