Fernando Forestieri has again been left out of the Sheffield Wednesday squad.
Jordan Rhodes and former Black Cat Steven Fletcher are on the bench.
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has named an unchanged side.
Sunderland XI: Steele; Jones, Browning, Kone, Galloway; Honeyman, Cattermole, Ndong, McGeady; Vaughan, Grabban
Subs: Ruiter, O'Shea, Gibson, Khazri, Matthews, Gooch, Asoro
Sheffield Wednesday XI: Westwood; Hunt, Lees, Pudil, Reach; Wallace, Jones, Abdi, Bannan; Winnall, Hooper
Subs: Wildsmith, Fox, Rhodes, Fletcher, Palmer, Matias, Boyd