Sunderland Vs Blackburn – FA Cup – Highlights
Sunderland will be without midfielders Teemu Tainio (suspension) and Kieran Richardson, who has an ankle injury.
Steed Malbranque returns from a ban and Danny Collins (concussion) should be available, but Nyron Nosworthy, Paul McShane and Craig Gordon all miss out.
Roque Santa Cruz will start his first match under Sam Allardyce with Jason Roberts and Matt Derbyshire ruled out.
Andre Ooijer, David Dunn and Keith Treacy are also not part of the travelling squad through injury.
Venue: Stadium of Light Date: Saturday, 24 January Kick-off: 15:00 GMT.