Team news: Norwich v Sunderland

Mark Bunn is usually understudy to John Ruddy. Photo: PA

A thigh injury to John Ruddy means Mark Bunn will start in goal again for Norwich in their Premier League game against Sunderland on Sunday.

Ruddy was ruled out for three months after suffering the injury against Everton and Bunn will start his second game in a row, with young stopper Declan Rudd expected to provide backup from the bench.

Defender Russell Martin could make his first appearance in over a month after he overcame a back problem, but centre-half Michael Turner (shoulder) and striker Harry Kane (metatarsal) are out.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill was today waiting to hear for how long he will be without skipper Lee Cattermole as he visited a London specialist.

The 24-year-old midfielder headed south after damaging his knee just minutes into Tuesday night's 0-0 draw with QPR amid speculation that he has damaged his medial ligament and could be sidelined for two months.

Cattermole will definitely miss Sunday's Barclays Premier League trip to Norwich, as will central defender John O'Shea, who is battling a calf problem.

Provisional squads

Norwich: Bunn, Whittaker, Garrido, R Bennett, Bassong, Tettey, Martin, Johnson, Hoolahan, Morison, Pilkington, Snodgrass, Jackson, Holt, Barnett, E Bennett, Tierney, Howson, Rudd.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Westwood, Bardsley, Kilgallon, Cuellar, Bramble, Rose, Gardner, Colback, McClean, Larsson, Sessegnon, Saha, Fletcher, Campbell, Wickham, McFadden.