POLL: Who should partner Lamine Kone in the Tyne-Wear derby?

Lamine Kone in action for Sunderland

Lamine Kone in action for Sunderland

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Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is facing a selection dilemma ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby.

With a near full-strength squad to choose from, Allardyce has options to pick from including in central defence with John O'Shea and Younes Kaboul battling for a starting place alongside Lamine Kone.

Who would you start? Take part in our poll here:
Kone and Kaboul started at Southampton, with captain O'Shea starting on the bench before coming on as a late sub.

But should he start at St James's Park on Sunday lunchtime? Take part in our poll here: