Sunderland AFC v Middlesbrough team news: Januzaj and Djilobodji handed full debuts

Jermain Defoe in action
Jermain Defoe in action

David Moyes has handed Adnan Januzaj and Papy Djilobodji their full Sunderland debuts against Middlesbrough in the Wear-Tees derby.

Fabio Borini misses out with a toe injury, so Manchester United loanee Januzaj comes into the starting line-up after coming on as a sub against Manchester City last weekend.

Djilobodji, an £8million summer signing from Chelsea, makes his full debut after Younes Kaboul's £3.5million departure to Watford this week.

As expected, Lamine Kone, who this week turned down a new contract offer, is not in the squad after complaining of a back injury less than 24-hours after rejecting the new deal.

New signing Steven Pienaar is among the subs, the 34-year-old has signed a one-year deal after a successful trial with the club.

Sunderland AFC (4-2-3-1): Mannone, van Aanholt, Djilobodji, O’Shea (C), McNair, Love, Rodwell, Gooch, Watmore, Januzaj, Defoe.

Subs: Pickford, Khazri, Lens, Pienaar, Asoro, T Robson, J Robson.

Middlesbrough FC (4-2-3-1): Guzan, Nsue, Barragan, Gibson, Friend (C), Forshaw, Clayton, Stuani, Ramirez, Downing, Negredo.

Subs: Dimi, Ayala, Baptiste, De Sart, Adomah, Fischer, Nugent.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (Bradford)