Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will be without full-back Alan Hutton for their Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham.
The Scotland international is ineligible under the terms of his loan deal from Spurs, while central defender John Mensah is rated only 50-50 with a hamstring injury.
David Meyler (ankle) could return after missing the trips to Aston Villa and Liverpool, but Andy Reid and George McCartney (both hamstring) remain on the sidelines.
Provisional squad: Gordon, Carson, Bardsley, Turner, Ferdinand, Kilgallon, Da Silva, Cattermole, Cana, Zenden, Richardson, Malbranque, Henderson, Campbell, Bent, Jones, Benjani, Meyler, Liddle.
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