Robbie Stockdale and Billy McKinlay have some surprise changes to the side that drew 3-3 with Bolton Wanderers.
Lee Cattermole and Paddy McNair both start with Callum McManaman and Jonny Williams dropping to the bench.
James Vaughan, Lamine Kone and Duncan Watmore are all missing from the side entirely.
Sunderland XI: Ruiter; Jones, O'Shea, Wilson, Oviedo; Ndong, Gibson, McNair, Cattermole, McGeady; Grabban
Subs: Gooch, Honeyman, Steele, Matthews, Rodwell, Williams, McManaman