Charlie Wyke will lead the line when Sunderland host Blackpool on Saturday.
The striker, who returned to action last weekend, features alongside Chris Maguire, with Max Power also back in the side following a one-match suspension.
Jon McLaughlin retains his place in goal, but Jordan Willis misses out on the place in the matchday squad.
Denver Hume is back in the starting XI, with Lynden Gooch named amongst the substitutes following his return to training.
Sunderland: McLaughlin, Ozturk, Power, Maguire, Wyke, Flanagan, O’Nien, Watmore, Dobson, De Bock, Hume.
Substitutes: McLaughlin, Lynch, McNulty, Gooch, Burge, Grigg, Leadbitter.