Sunderland v QPR team news: Three centre-backs missing but Duncan Watmore starts

Simon Grayson's preparations for the crucial clash with QPR have been hit by injuries to three centre-backs.

Saturday, 14th October 2017, 2:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 5:27 am
Jones is set to step in at centre-back

Billy Jones is set to deputise at the heart of defence with Marc Wilson, Lamine Kone and Tyias Browning all missing from the squad.

There is more positive news higher up the pitch with Duncan Watmore starting and Lewis Grabban returning to the squad.

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Sunderland XI: Steele; Matthews, O'Shea, Jones, Oviedo; Honeyman, Cattermole, Ndong, McGeady; Vaughan, Watmore

Subs: Ruiter, Grabban, Love, Williams, McManaman, Watmore, Gibson