Lee Johnson’s side beat Portsmouth 1-0 at the Stadium of Light last time out, with Elliot Embleton scoring the only goal of the game.
Defender Danny Batth made his Sunderland debut against Pompey, while another new signing Patrick Roberts is available.
Roberts is expected to start on the bench against Bolton due to his lack of game time in recent months.
Johnson switched to a back three against Portsmouth but could revert to his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation this weekend.
The Black Cats will be without Alex Pritchard and Bailey Wright who have both picked up calf injuries.
Here’s the side we think could start against Bolton:
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1. GK Thorben Hoffmann
The German kept his eighth clean sheet of the season during last weekend's 1-0 win over Portsmouth.
Photo: JPI Media
2. RB: Carl Winchester
Started on the bench against Portsmouth following his one-game suspension. Still appears to be Sunderland's best option at right-back.
Photo: JPI Media
3. CB: Danny Batth
Had an impressive debut against Portsmouth when he produced a dominant display at the back.
4. CB: Callum Doyle
Performed well alongside Batth against Portsmouth and brings balance to the side in a left-sided centre-back role.
Photo: Frank Reid