Triallist Anton Forrester will get another chance to make an impact for Sunderland.
The former Port Vale striker started in last night’s 1-0 friendly loss at Darlington, and manager Jack Ross confirmed that Forrester would likely feature again at Hartlepool United on Saturday.
Ross said: “Anton came in and joined yesterday.
“He started out at Everton and has most recent been at Port Vale where had some injury issues.
“We’ll have a look at him again on Saturday. We’re light on numbers in those areas, so it would be remiss of me not to have a look.”
One player who looks certain to leave the club is centre-back Lamine Kone.
Kone has reported back for training, but, after making clear that he wants to leave the club, Ross has decided not to use him in the upcoming games.
Ross said: “[Kone] He doesn’t want to be here, I’m going to be entirely blunt about it. That’s where we’re at and that’ll be an ongoing process as well.”