Sunderland v Sheffield United team news: Simon Grayson makes four changes with Lee Cattermole missing out

Rodwell makes his first competitive appearance of the season
Rodwell makes his first competitive appearance of the season

Lee Cattermole is a surprise absentee for Sunderland this afternoon.

New signings Jonny Williams and Marc Wilson both start, while Callum McManaman is on the bench.

Jack Rodwell makes his first competitive appearance of the season.

Sunderland XI: Ruiter; Wilson, Kone, Browning, Galloway; Honeyman, Ndong, Rodwell, Williams; Grabban, Vaughan

Subs: Steele, O'Shea, McManaman, Gibson, Matthews, Jones, Browning