Jack Ross has made three changes from the side that drew at Oxford United on Saturday.
Luke O’Nien comes into the side in replace of Adam Matthews while there’s a start also for Duncan Watmore, who replaces Lewis Morgan on the flank.
Lynden Gooch has also been named in the starting XI as Max Power misses out.
Elsewhere, there’s a home debut for Will Grigg up top while George Honeyman, Aiden McGeady and Grant Leadbitter make up the rest of the midfield.
Sunderland: McLaughlin, James, Flanangan, Dunne, O’Nien, Leadbitter, Honeyman, , Watmore, Gooch, McGeady, Grigg
Subs: Ruiter, Maguire, McGeouch, Wyke, Flanagan, Morgan, Sterling