Six changes made to starting line-up.
Paolo Di Canio has named his side ahead of tonight's Capital One Cup clash with MK Dons.
The head coach has made six changes to the side that drew with Southampton at the weekend.
Goalkeeper Vito Mannone and winger David Moberg-Karlsson will make their first starts for Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
There's a place on the substitute bench for Steven Fletcher. This is the first time the striker has been named in the squad since picking up an injury over five months ago.
New signing Charis Mavrias is also named on the bench.
SAFC: Mannone, Celustka, Colback, O'Shea ©, Roberge, Johnson, Moberg-Karlsson.Cabral, Vaughan, Ji, Altidore
Subs: Westwood, Larsson, Fletcher, Wickham, Ba, Cuellar, Mavrias
MK Dons: McLoughlin, Williams, Gleeson, Smith, Reeves, McLeod, Alli, Bamford, Baldock, Carruthers, Kay
Subs: Otsemobor, Hodson, Chadwick, Galloway, Rasulo, Banton, Burns.