The defender from French side Sedan starts on the bench. Carlos Edwards is expected to line up in a right back role as the manager rests some of the players who've featured heavily in Sunderland's pre-season.
Anthony Stokes is handed a place in the starting line-up with David Healy and Daryl Murphy also handed chances to impress.
SUNDERLAND (4-4-2): Fulop,Edwards,McCartney,Collins,Nosworthy,Tainio,Stokes,Cana,Campbell,Healy,Murphy
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