Altidore, Colback back for Sunderland at Norwich

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Sunderland boss Gus Poyet recalled American striker Jozy Altidore for today’s Premier League trip to Norwich City.

The summer signing from AZ Alkmaar replaced injured forward Steven Fletcher, while Jack Colback replaced fellow midfielder Seb Larsson in the Black Cats’ only other change.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton made five changes to his side.

Russell Martin and captain Sebastien Bassong returned to a defence that leaked four goals in defeat to Southampton last weekend as Steven Whittaker and Ryan Bennett made well.

Wes Hoolahan, Johan Elmander and Ricky van Wolfswinkel also came into the side as Hughton named an attacking team in the hope of recording a vital win for the Canaries.

Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Yobo, Bassong, Olsson, Snodgrass, Tettey, Howson, Hoolahan, Elmander, van Wolfswinkel. Subs: Whittaker, Johnson, Hooper, Bunn, Gutierrez, Becchio, Redmond.

Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Brown, O’Shea, Alonso, Johnson, Colback, Bridcutt, Ki, Borini, Altidore. Subs: Larsson, Celustka, Giaccherini, Vergini, Scocco, Ustari, Cattermole.

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

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