SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce has named three of his summer signings in the starting line-up for this afternoon's Premier League opener at Bolton.
Darren Bent, Lee Cattermole and Lorik Cana all start at the Reebok Stadium.
Cattermole and Cana will form a new-look central midfield partnership, while Bent will play alongside Kenwyne Jones in attack.
Bruce has named Jones in his side despite the striker only returning from international duty with Trinidad & Tobago yesterday morning.
Anton Ferdinand partners Danny Collins at the back, with George McCartney and Phil Bardsley
filling the full-back berths.
BOLTON (4-5-1): Jaaskelainen, Ricketts, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Elmander, McCann, Davis, Muamba, Taylor, K Davies.
Subs: Al Habsi, Cohen, O'Brien, M Davies, Samuel, Ward, Lee.
SUNDERLAND (4-4-2): Fulop, Bardsley, Ferdinand, Collins, McCartney, Malbranque, Cana, Cattermole, Richardson, Bent, Jones.
Subs: Gordon, Edwards, Campbell, Nosworthy, Healy, Leadbitter, Henderson.
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