Stephane Sessegnon is expected to lead the line for the Black Cats when they welcome struggling Wolves to the Stadium of Light.
Meanwhile, Terry Connor, who has taken just one point since becoming temporary boss at Molineux, is likely to start Christophe Berra in defence following Sebastien Bassong's red card in Wolves' 3-0 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday.
The West Midlands side will be hoping that Kevin Doyle can claim some much-needed goals in the North East at the weekend.
Sunderland: Mignolet; Richardson, Turner, Kilgallon; Larsson, Cattermole, Gardner, Colback, McClean; Vaughan, Sessegnon
Wolves: Hennessey; Stearman, Ward, Berra, Zubar; Edwards, Kightly, Jarvis, Henry; Davis, Doyle
Sports Mole says: 2-0