Sunderland travel to a Leicester City side who desperately need a result in Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Leicester have claimed just a single point in their last six Premier League matches, including a defeat in their recent trip to Southampton.
Nigel Pearson’s men defended well for long periods, however were undone late on with the introduction of Shane Long changing the game.
The former Hull City striker scored twice late on, his first league goals for the club, as the Saints excellent form continued.
Sunderland’s mini-revival continued as they held Everton to a draw at the Stadium of Light.
After a chanceless first period, Sebastian Larsson’s free-kick opened the scoring for Sunderland, as they looked to record back to back wins.
With time running out, Connor Wickham fouled Seamus Coleman in the box and Leighton Baines converted to earn the visitors a point.
Sunderland have a good recent record against Leicester, winning four of their last five games against the Foxes.
Despite the stat, Leicester have won the last three home Premier League clashes against Sunderland, with Ade Akinbiyi scoring the only goal in the last win.
Leicester may make changes following the defeat at Leicester with the likes of Riyad Mahrez and David Nugent looking for a recall.
Esteban Cambiasso looks set to keep his place in the midfield, with Daniel Drinkwater likely to join the Argentine.
Danny Simpson will be hoping for a first league start since joining from Queens Park Rangers, although Ritchie da Laet looks set to keep his place.
Sunderland could name the same XI that started against Everton, meaning Wickham will again start from a wide position.
Steven Fletcher has been passed fit after he wasn’t risked for Scotland’s friendly with England and he will lead the line.
Once again Costel Pantilimon will start in goal ahead of the former Arsenal man Vito Mannone.
Leicester: Schmeichel; da Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky; Cambiasso, James, Drinkwater; Mahrez, Ulloa, Vardy
Sunderland: Pantilimon; Vergini, Brown, O’Shea, Reveillere; Johnson, Larsson, Cattermole, Gomez, Wickham; Fletcher