Newcastle striker Emmanuel Riviere was handed a start against Manchester United on Wednesday, but again failed to impress.
The New Zealand international signed a six-and-a-half year extension to his current deal today.
Nottingham Forest will be looking to bounce back from the defeat to Charlton Athletic with a win against Middlesbrough in the Championship.
Leeds United took Sol Bamba on loan during the January transfer window.
Manager Tim Sherwood has provided fitness updates on the ailing members of his squad ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final visit of West Bromwich Albion.
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka believes Chelsea loanee Kenneth Omeruo is a 'special' player but needs to rediscover his old form.
Sunderland's right backs have not performed as well as Phil Bardsley, who joined Stoke City in the summer.
The Scottish international has not had a great run of form recently.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet put the pressure on his side at half-time against Hull City.
QPR midfielder Sandro admitted that he's 'looking forward' to facing former club Tottenham this weekend.