Four central midfielders in Sunderland’s side for Hull City test

Jack Rodwell is back in action tonight

Jack Rodwell is back in action tonight

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GUS Poyet named FOUR central midfielders for Sunderland’s crunch clash at Hull City tonight.

Without the services of Adam Johnson - suspended by the club pending an ongoing police investigation - and Ricky Alvarez only fit enough for a place on the bench, Poyet opted to name a starting XI of battlers at the KC Stadium.

Liam Bridcutt and fit-again Jack Rodwell came into the side, in an orthodox 4-4-2, with Santiago Vergini and Danny Graham also included, at the expense of Connor Wickham and Patrick van Aanholt.

Ex-Sunderland duo David Meyler and Ahmed Elmohamady both started for Hull.

HULL: McGregor, Bruce, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, McShane, Jelavic, Dawson, Robertson, Elmohamady, N’Doye. Subs: Harper, Figueroa, Davies, Hernandez, Aluko, Ramirez, Quinn.

SUNDERLAND Pantilimon, Bridcutt, Brown, Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Reveillere, O’Shea, Graham, Vergini, Defoe. Subs: Mannone, van Aanholt, Fletcher, Wickham, Gomez, Alvarez, Coates.