Sunderland welcome Nottingham Forest to the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night in what is already being talked about as a must win fixture after three defeats on the bounce.
However, Simon Grayson has a team selection dilemma with Lamine Kone limping out of Saturdays defeat to Sheffield United he may miss the game but Aiden McGeady,Lee Cattermole and Costa Rica international Bryan Oviedo could all be set to make a return.
Forest have been on a fine run so far, this campaign currently 12th in the table with 9 points after 6 games but they also come into the game of the back of a defeat after losing 3-1 to Sheffield Wednesday in Saturdays tea time kick off.
This game also brings the return of a familiar face back to Wearside in Daryl Murphy but David Vaughan who all Black Cats fans remember for his 25-yard screamer in Paulo Di Canios second match in charge a 3-0 victory over Newcastle at St James Park is out with a groin injury.
There could also be a change in goal for Forest as Stephen Henderson is set to return from a long -term Achilles injury.
Sunderland have won their last four games against Forest in all competitions however this is the sides first meeting since August 2008.
Sunderland captain John O’Shea has said “There are no hiding places and we have to bounce back as quickly as possible with Nottingham Forest at home on Tuesday night”.
A rallying call by the captain ahead of a crucial showdown .
Sunderland and Nottingham Forest fans what are your predictions ahead of the match? Let us know in the comment section…