Defender named in Development squad.
Titus Bramble has been named in the under-21 squad that will face Stoke City today.
The defender, who is continuing his comeback from injury, will be handed a start alongside senior players Fraizer Campbell, James McFadden and Ji Dong-won.
Kevin Ball’s side will be looking to build on the two draws they picked up in their last two outings against Newcastle United and Manchester United.
The Potters are currently seven points behind Sunderland and sit just beneath the Black Cats in the Barclays Premier under-21 League.
Sunderland from: Wilson, Marrs, Ferguson, Reed, Bramble, Oliver, Mitchell, Gorrin, Dong-won, Campbell, McFadden, Laidler, Pickford, Harrison, Joyce, Deacon
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