Sunderland take on Watford this weekend with the Black Cats desperate for a victory.
David Moyes’ men are four points from safety at the bottom of the Premier League and will be keen to avoid three defeats in a week – with a capitulation at Swansea leading to a 3-0 defeat and a fingertip save from Thibaut Courtois denying the Black Cats a point against league leaders Chelsea on Wednesday night.
There are several new injury concerns for Moyes ahead of the game. Billy Jones is unlikely to take part after limping off on Wednesday, whilst Jan Kirchhoff has joined Duncan Watmore, Lynden Gooch, Lee Cattermole and Paddy McNair on the long term injury list after tearing his cartilage.
Victor Anichebe, Steven Pienaar and Javier Manquillo will all face late fitness tests after missing the Chelsea game due to slight knocks.
Sunderland have not beaten Watford since a 4-2 Championship home win back in 2005, with the Black Cats suffering a 1-0 loss at home last season and playing out a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road on the last day of last season. This would be a great time to end that drought.
Here is the XI I think Moyes will select: