Full-back Bardsley has completed his four-match ban, while loan signing Bendtner was ineligible to play against parent club Arsenal last weekend.
Pick up where he left off: Bendtner scored in his last Sunderland outing
Titus Bramble is suspended pending police and club investigations, while Craig Gordon and Fraizer Campbell (both knee) continue to work their way back to fitness with the keeper due to return to training at the end of next month and the striker likely to be missing until March.
Provisional squad: Mignolet, Westwood, O'Shea, Brown, Bardsley, Richardson, Turner, Laing, Cattermole, Gardner, Vaughan, Larsson, Colback, Elmohamady, Meyler, Sessegnon, Bendtner, Wickham, Ji, McClean, Cook.
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