Matchfile: Sunderland v Wolverhampton Wanderers

25 September 2009 02:30
SUNDERLAND Gordon Bardsley, Turner, Mensah, Richardson Malbranque, Cana, Cattermole, Reid Jones, Bent Doyle, Keogh Edwards, Jarvis, Castillo, Halford Henry, Mancienne, Elokobi, Berra Hennessey WOLVES Sunderland subs (from): Fulop, Nosworthy, Ferdinand, Da Silva, McCartney, Henderson, Murphy, Healy, Campbell. Wolves subs (from): Hahnemann, Ikeme, Foley, Craddock, Hill, Kightly, Milijas, Jones, Ebanks-Blake, Maierhofer. SUNDERLAND: With Marton Fulop, George McCartney and Lee Cattermole all returning from injury, Steve Bruce has a fully-fit squad to choose from as he prepares to face Wolves. Cattermole will start in central midfield provided he trains without a problem today, but McCartney is likely to be on the bench as Kieran Richardson continues at left-back. John Mensah is likely to start ahead of Anton Ferdinand in defence, with Kenwyne Jones preferred to Fraizer Campbell in attack. Suspensions: None Injuries: None Last five league games: LWLWL Leading league scorer: Bent 5 Next game: vs Man United (A) 03/10/09 WOLVES: A host of players are set to return for Wolves as Mick McCarthy makes changes from the side that lost to Manchester United on Tuesday. On-loan Chelsea central defender Michael Mancienne will return, while Irish strikers Kevin Doyle and Andy Keogh are set to come into the starting line-up at the expense of Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Stefan Maierhofer. Wales international Wayne Hennessey will return, with former Sunderland player Greg Halford also expected to start. Dave Edwards has been pencilled in to return for winger Michael Kightly. Suspensions: None Injuries: Surman (knee), Stearman (foot), Ward (knee), Iwelumo (metatarsal) Last five league games: WLDLW Leading league scorer: Doyle, Edwards, Keogh, Maierhofer, Stearman 1 Key Player: Michael Mancienne - The centre-half is desperate to prove himself after failing to break through at Chelsea. Last season: No corresponding fixture League head to head: Sunderland 44, Wolves 35, Draws 25 Referee: Lee Mason (Bolton) G6 Y11 R1 Ave: 2.00 Last Sunderland game: vs West Brom (H) 13/12/08 W4-0 Y3 R0 Odds: H7/10; A4/1; D13/5 It's a fact: Mick McCarthy has never enjoyed a Premier League victory at the Stadium of Light. Comment by Scott Wilson: Sunderland have been strong at home so far, and this should be another maximum return. Prediction: 2-1

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