Ten changes for Cats

by Kate Smith

Two new boys set for SAFC debut in Cup clash.

As expected Gus Poyet has rung the changes ahead of this afternoon’s FA  Cup with Budweiser clash with Kidderminster Harriers.

Only Lee Cattermole remains in the starting line-up following Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup triumph at Old Trafford and the midfielder will take the captain’s armband.

New signings Oscar Ustari and Santiago Vergini will both start against the Harriers and El-Hadji Ba, who scored in the third round victory over Carlisle United will also start today.

Greek international Charis Mavrias is included in the starting XI, the winger’s first involvement with the first team since the home defeat against Liverpool in September.

Sunderland: Ustari, Celustka, Roberge, Diakite, Vergini, Larsson, Mavrias, Ba, Cattermole ©, Giaccherini, Altidore.

Subs: Ki, Gardner, Colback. O’Shea, Borini, Watmore, Pickford.

Kidderminster: Lewis, Vaughan, Demetriou, Storer, Byrne, Gash, Johnson, Jackman, Morgan-Smith, Dyer, Gowling.

 Subs: Dunkley, Malbon, Angus, Gittings, Vaughan, Ladapo, Aloi.