The former Chelsea midfielder is still to see his first minutes of the 2016 MLS campaign after picking up a calf strain during preseason.
Oumar Niasse has played 29 minutes of football for Everton this season
The midfielder moved to Newcastle United in the January transfer window.
The Gers midfielder says the club have set their sights on matching the second-tier record of 91 set by Hearts last season.
Sunderland head to Norwich City on Saturday for what could prove to be a relegation decider.
United sealed their progress to the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win at Upton Park.
Russian President Vladimir Putin labeled media reports surrounding the Panama Papers as "provocation" on Thursday and effectively pointed the finger at U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs.
The striker recently impressed with a hat-trick against Arsenal.
The Scottish Premiership side meet Rangers at Hampden Park in the last four clash.
Duncan Watmore has not featured for Sunderland since February.