Last Updated: Mon, 06 May 2013 08:54
Stephane Sessegnon will miss Sunderland's clash with Stoke on Monday after failing in his appeal against a three-match ban.
The Benin international was shown a red card for a foul on Aston Villa's Yacouba Sylla during his side's 6-1 defeat at Villa Park last Monday night and will sit out the remainder of the campaign as a result.
Manager Paolo Di Canio is giving little away about his fitness concerns, but striker Connor Wickham (calf) is expected to miss out once again, while leading scorer Steven Fletcher (ankle) and skipper Lee Cattermole (knee) were ruled out of the run-in several weeks ago.
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