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John O'Shea returns to Sunderland squad after ban

Central defender John O'Shea will return to the Sunderland squad for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League trip to West Brom.

The Republic of Ireland international sat out last weekend's 3-1 home defeat by Arsenal after being sent-off at Crystal Palace, but is included in a squad which could also feature midfielder Lee Cattermole, the man he has replaced as skipper, following his recovery from an ankle problem.

They will be joined by Italy midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, who has shaken off the tight hamstring which forced him to miss the clash with the Gunners, but defender Wes Brown, who was included among the substitutes last Saturday, is absent due to a calf problem.

Team from: Westwood, Mannone, Celustka, Cuellar, O'Shea, Diakite, Roberge, Colback, Cattermole, Cabral, Gardner, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Karlsson, Vaughan, Mavrias, Altidore, Fletcher, Wickham, Ji.

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