Bolton are Sunderland`s visitors to the Stadium of Light for this weekends game.
Sunderland who are looking to drag themselves out of the relegation spots need to beat a Bolton side who are also struggling in the lower reaches.
Sunderland Team News:
We are without Nyron Nosworty and Carlos Edwards.
Liam Miller is back in contention after serving his ban.
Kieran Richardson is expected to start following his comeback against Man Utd.
Player to watch: Kieran Richardson
The young winger will be looking to make up for lost time after missing most of the season with a back injury.
Bolton Wanderers Team News:
Jussi Jaaskelainen is a doubtful after picking up a wrist injury.
Joey O’Brien is back in contention after recovering from a hamstring problem.
Player to watch: Nicolas Anelka
The controversial striker will be the danger man in Wanderers front line.
Match Facts & Stats
In our 6 meetings with Villa on Wearside we have Won 3, Lost 1 and Drew 2.
Last time at the Stadium of Light we drew 0 – 0
2 – 1 Win
Sunderland V Blackburn
20:00 Wednesday 2nd of January 2007