Team news confirmed

by Stuart Vose

Two changes for Black Cats.

Gus Poyet has made two changes for the visit of Southampton.

Jozy Altidore replaces Steven Fletcher, who drops to the bench, while Jack Colback is also amongst the substitutes with Seb Larsson coming back into the starting line-up.

Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, O'Shea (c), Brown, Cattermole, Ki, Larsson, Johnson, Borini, Altidore.

Subs: Gardner, Fletcher, Celustka, Colback, Giaccherini, Roberge, Pickford.

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

Subs: K Davis, Clyne, Yoshida, Ramirez, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Hooiveld.