Sunderland confirms Jack Colback will miss Chelsea cup clash due to illness

Sunderland's Jack Colback
Sunderland's Jack Colback
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SUNDERLAND midfielder Jack Colback will miss Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup quarter-final tie against Chelsea through illness.

The 24-year-old sat out Saturday’s 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw at West Ham with a virus and is still recovering, but is expected to be available for Saturday’s home clash with Norwich.

Other than that, manager Gus Poyet has only goalkeeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder) and defender Carlos Cuellar (hip) unavailable.

Provisional squad: Mannone, Pickford, Celustka, Dossena, Bardsley, O’Shea, Brown, Diakite, Roberge, Cattermole, Cabral, Gardner, Ki, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Karlsson, Mavrias, Fletcher, Altidore, Borini.