Saturday 10 December 2016

M'Vila available for Norwich match

Published 10/08/2015 | 14:18

Sunderland midfielder Yann M'Vila is in contention to make his Barclays Premier League debut this weekend
Sunderland midfielder Yann M'Vila is in contention to make his Barclays Premier League debut this weekend

Sunderland midfielder Yann M'Vila will be available to make a Barclays Premier League debut against Norwich despite being sent off at the weekend.

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The 25-year-old France international, who joined the club on a season-long loan deal from Rubin Kazan last week, was dismissed for headbutting striker Jamar Loza during the Under-21s' 3-1 win over Norwich on Sunday.

However, the Black Cats have confirmed that any sanction - an offence of violent conduct carries a mandatory three-game ban - will apply only to Under-21s fixtures.

A statement said: "Yann M'Vila will be available to make his debut against Norwich City this weekend.

"M'Vila made a loan move to the Stadium of Light last week and will be in contention to make his senior bow against the Canaries.

"The midfielder received a red card whilst playing for the Under-21 side on Sunday. However, any sanction applies to the U21 competition only."

Head coach Dick Advocaat could well shuffle his pack after a disappointing opening day of the campaign, which saw his side lose 4-2 at Leicester having conceded three times inside 14 first-half minutes.

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