Sheffield United v Sunderland team news: Lewis Grabban misses out for visitors

Lewis Grabban is not in the matchday squad as Sunderland take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Tuesday, 26th December 2017, 1:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th December 2017, 1:10 pm
McGeady returns to the starting XI

The 29-year-old is thought to be missing due to a calf injury.

Aiden McGeady returns to the starting XI alongside Bryan Oviedo.

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Donald Love drops the bench.

Didier Ndong is not part of the squad but Billy Jones makes his return to the 18 after an injury.

Sunderland XI: Ruiter; Matthews, Browning, O'Shea, Wilson, Oviedo; Gibson, Honeyman, Gooch; McGeady, Vaughan

Subs: Maja, Asoro, Love, Jones, Embleton, McManaman, Steele