Get the low-down on Sunderland v Newcastle in the first Tyneside derby of the season…
Where: Stadium of Light, Sunderland
When: 13:30 (BST)
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Newcastle make the short journey to Sunderland in the first Tyneside derby of the season this Sunday afternoon.
The home side have endured a miserable start to the season, that saw Paulo Di Canio lose his job, and former Chelsea player Gus Poyet take his place.
Wes Brown has been ruled fit to play, and could make his first competitive start since January 2012. Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung is also available again after missing last weekend’s game against Swansea due to a clause in his loan deal.
Newcastle have doubts over first choice centre-half pairing Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini, while Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is definitely out after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season last weekend.