Relegation battlers set for crunch clash this Sunday lunchtime…
Where: Stadium of Light
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Gus Poyet’s bizarrely inconsistent side host Cardiff today, with the loser knowing their place in next season’s Championship will be practically confirmed.
Sunderland have drawn away to Manchester City and beaten Chelsea in recent weeks, but still find themselves rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.
Right-back Phil Bardsley will likely be recalled for the Black Cats having completed his two game suspension, while Craig Bellamy is available for the visitors having overcome a virus which forced him out of the Stoke match.