Last Updated: Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:31
Sunderland will again be without Wes Brown for Saturday's clash at Cardiff, while fellow defender John O'Shea is a doubt.
The pair missed the 1-0 Boxing Day win at Everton, with Brown starting a three-match suspension and O'Shea having been nursing a shoulder problem.
Definitely still ruled out through injury are goalkeeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder) and yet another defender, Carlos Cuellar (hip).
The Black Cats will look to build on the unexpected win at Goodison Park which boosts their chances of avoiding relegation this season against a Cardiff side who were soundly beaten 3-0 at home by Southampton.
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