Oscar Ustari and Santiago Vergini to make Sunderland debut against Kidderminster

CUP START ... Santiago Vergini.
CUP START ... Santiago Vergini.
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ARGENTINA internationals Oscar Ustari and Santiago Vergini will make their debuts for Sunderland in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Kidderminster.

Keeper Ustari and central defender Vergini, who signed for the Black Cats earlier this week, were unused substitutes as Gus Poyet’s men squeezed past Manchester United into the Capital One Cup final at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening, but will play in a much-changed side against the Skrill Premier outfit.

Poyet intends to make wholesale changes with Stoke due at the Stadium of Light in a crucial Barclays Premier League fixture on Wednesday night, but while he has several players recovering from their midweek exertions, only defender Carlos Cuellar (hip) and keeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder surgery) are out.

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