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Sunderland v Norwich preview

Sunderland will welcome back midfielder Jack Colback and striker Steven Fletcher after the pair missed their Capital One Cup triumph through illness.

Colback has missed just one of his team's games this season, although he has yet to score for goal-shy Sunderland.

Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder) and defender Carlos Cuellar (hip) are the only long-term injury worries for the Black Cats.

Striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel (toe) is expected to be back in the squad after 10 matches out, whilst goalkeeper Mark Bunn (ankle) and midfielder Robert Snodgrass (knee) could feature.

8.5 million striker van Wolfswinkel picked up his injury against Cardiff in October, but is set for a return in time for the Christmas period as the Canaries' injury list shortens.

However Elliott Bennett (knee), Anthony Pilkington (hamstring) and Alexander Tettey (ankle) remain out.