Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will again be without suspended duo Lee Cattermole and Andrea Dossena for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City.
The midfielder and the full-back will both serve the second match of a three-game suspension following their dismissals at Hull last weekend.
Keeper Keiren Westwood is available again after sitting out the 2-1 Capital One Cup victory over Southampton with a head injury, but he may face a battle to oust deputy Vito Mannone, while full-back Ondrej Celustka is fit despite hobbling off against the Saints.
Team from: Westwood, Mannone, Celustka, Bardsley, Cuellar, O'Shea, Brown, Diakite, Roberge, Colback, Cabral, Gardner, Ki, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Karlsson, Mavrias, Fletcher, Altidore, Borini, Ji.
Manchester City are without playmaker David Silva (calf) and captain Vincent Kompany (thigh) for their Barclays Premier League trip to Sunderland.
Midfielder Fernandinho and defender Matija Nastasic are also doubtful after suffering knocks in the midweek Champions League win over CSKA Moscow.
Striker Stevan Jovetic (calf) is also still sidelined while manager Manuel Pellegrini again looks set to prefer Costel Pantilimon to Joe Hart in goal.
Provisional squad: Pantilimon, Hart, Zabaleta, Richards, Nastasic, Demichelis, Lescott, Boyata, Clichy, Kolarov, Milner, Nasri, Navas, Toure, Garcia, Fernandinho, Rodwell, Aguero, Negredo, Dzeko.