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Sunderland host Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday looking for three crucial points.
Stuttering Sunderland host Fulham on Saturday in the Premier League with both sides looking for three points to move them further away from relegation trouble.
Sunderland have not won in four league games and were beaten last time out by West Bromwich Albion 2-1.
Fulham won their second game in four with their 1-0 victory over Stoke City on Saturday, but last won away on New Year's Day.
For the hosts, Wes Brown and Danny Rose remain out with Lee Cattermole very unlikely to feature.
Fulham have been hit with the blow that Mahamadou Diarra will be out for the rest of the season and Kieran Richardson is the only other regular first-team player unlikely to feature.
Possible starting lineups
Sunderland: Mignolet; Gardner, Bramble, N'Diaye; O'Shea; Sessegnon, Colback, Larsson, Johnson; Graham, Fletcher
Fulham: Schwarzer; Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise; Dejagah, Sidwell, Frimpong, Duff; Ruiz; Berbatov
Sports Mole says: 1-1
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