Phil Bardsley

Bardsley in for Black Cats

by Stuart Vose

Team news ahead of this afternoon's action.

Phil Bardsley is the only change for Paolo Di Canio's Sunderland as they face Southampton at the Stadium of Light.

Bardsley replaces the suspended Craig Gardner, while Connor Wickham returns to duty and is named amongst the substitutes.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Rose, Cuellar, O'Shea (c), N'Diaye, Larsson, Colback, McClean, Johnson, Graham.

Subs: Wickham, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Mangane, Marrs, Mandron, Westwood.

Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Hooiveld, Shaw, Cork, Schneiderlin, S Davis, Rodriguez, Lallana (c), Lambert.

Subs: K Davis, Yoshida, Forren, Ward-Prowse, Mayuka, De Ridder, Puncheon.