Sunderland v Bristol City team news: Darron Gibson surprise starter with two changes for Black Cats

Gibson is back in the starting XI
Gibson is back in the starting XI
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Darron Gibson and Jonny Williams start for Sunderland as Lee Cattermole and George Honeyman drop out.

Paddy McNair is back on the bench for the first time in 2017.

Sunderland XI: Steele; Jones, Kone, O'Shea, Oviedo; Gibson, Ndong, Williams; McGeady, Watmore, Grabban

Subs: Ruiter, Matthews, Cattermole, Honeyman, Vaughan, McManaman, McNair

Bristol City XI: Fielding; Baker, Wright, Flint; Pack, O'Dowda, Brownhill, Paterson, Bryan, Reid, Taylor

Subs: Steele, Pisano, Smith, Woodrow, Djuric, Magnusson, Leko