Chris Coleman has shaken things up for today’s game against Hull City.
The Welshman hands first Stadium of Light league starts to Jake Clarke-Salter, who made his debut at Cardiff City last weekend, Ethan Robson and Joel Asoro.
Lee Cattermole lines up alongside George Honeyman and Robson after making his comeback in South Wales, as Mark Wilson and Didier Ndong miss out.
Aiden McGeady, Lynden Gooch and Callum McManaman start on the bench.
Sunderland: Ruiter, Browning, O’Shea, Clarke-Salter, Jones, Oviedo, Cattermole, Robson, Honeyman, Asoro, Maja.
Substiutes: Steele, Matthews, Love, Galloway, McGeady, Gooch, McManaman.