Sunderland v Swansea preview

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is unlikely to be able to welcome any of his injured troops back into the fold for Tuesday night's Premier League clash with Swansea.

Skipper Lee Cattermole (knee) remains on the sidelines, while defenders Danny Rose and Carlos Cuellar are still recovering from hamstring problems and are unlikely to figure.

Loan signing Kader Mangane could be involved in the squad, with the central defender having spent the time since his arrival from Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal working on his match fitness.

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has no fresh injury concerns as his side prepare for the trip north to face Sunderland.

Michel Vorm is likely to return in goal after Gerhard Tremmel started the Capital One Cup meeting with Chelsea, although midfielder Ki Sung-yueng might not be risked after suffering an ankle knock against the Blues.

Midfielder Kemy Agustien (ankle) and Neil Taylor (broken leg) are the only long-term absentees.