Rose returns at Southampton

by Stuart Vose

Team news from St Mary's.

Danny Rose returns to the Sunderland side ahead of this afternoon's game at Southampton.

He's joined by Steven Fletcher, who has recovered from an injury and starts up front ahead of Connor Wickham.

Titus Bramble drops to the bench to accommodate Rose in an otherwise unchanged side.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, Rose, O'Shea (c), Cuellar, Larsson, Colback, Johnson, McClean, Sessegnon, Fletcher.

Subs: Bardsley, Campbell, Wickham, McFadden, Vaughan, Bramble, Westwood.

So'ton: Kelvin Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, Schneiderlin, Fonte (c), Lambert, Ramirez, Cork, Shaw, Mayuka, Puncheon.

Subs: Boruc, Hooiveld, Steve Davis, Rodriguez, Do Prado, Richardson, de Ridder.