Ahmed Al-Muhammadi is in line for his Sunderland debut while last season’s leading marksman Darren Bent is also involved for the first time this pre-season.
The Premiership side will play their second pre-season warm-up with Conference National outfit Darlington, and the Egypt winger is likely to participate in the game.
Al-Muhammadi, who joined Sunderland from ENPPI on a season-long loan this summer, has been training at the Academy of Light with his new team since the deal went through.
The 22-year-old took no part in Sunderland’s 2-1 friendly victory over Munster XI in Ireland.
The line up:
Sunderland (from): Bardsley, Bent, Campbell, Carson, Cattermole, Colback, Al-Muhammadi, Ferdinand, Henderson, Jones, Kilgallon, Liddle, McCartney, Malbranque, Mignolet, Richardson, Tounkara, Weir, Zenden.