Striker pushes for start
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill will put new signing Danny Graham straight into his squad for the clash with Reading on Saturday.
The Gateshead-born striker completed his move from Swansea to the Black Cats on Thursday for Â£5million and will be in contention for the game against the Royals.
Elsewhere, O'Neill will welcome back defenders Carlos Cuellar and Danny Rose, who are set to return from hamstring injuries which kept them out against Swansea.
Skipper Lee Cattermole is still out with a knee problem while striker Louis Saha has left the club after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.