Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Southampton.
The Black Cats will head into the game at the Stadium of Light looking for a fourth successive win in all competitions and a second in the league with a relatively clean bill of health, but with striker Ji Dong-won having left the club for German side Augsburg.
Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has undergone shoulder surgery and will begin his rehabilitation next week, while defender Carlos Cuellar is around 10 days away from a return after a long-term hip injury.
Victor Wanyama will not recover from his calf injury in time for the trip to Sunderland.
Full-back Calum Chambers should recover from illness, while Artur Boruc and Guly do Prado will step up their injury returns after featuring in last weekend's 1-0 victory over West Brom.
Striker Dani Osvaldo will miss out again, serving the final game of his three-match ban after being found guilty of violent conduct in Southampton's 1-1 league draw at Newcastle on December 14.
Sunderland: Mannone, Pickford, Celustka, Dossena, Alonso, Bardsley, O'Shea, Brown, Diakite, Roberge, Cattermole, Gardner, Ki, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Karlsson, Mavrias, Colback, Fletcher, Altidore, Borini.
Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Lovren, Fonte, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Davis, Cork, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert, Davis, Yoshida, Ramirez, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado, Hooiveld, Chambers, Gallagher.