The Arsenal midfielder is battling his way back from his latest long term injury.
Rangers have a chance to qualify for next season's Europa League.
The Birmingham City manager says he cannot take any satisfaction from the plight of his club's rivals.
The Tottenham Hotspur centre-back has praised his young teammates.
The defender and born-and-raised Celtic fan is aware he will have to work to keep his cool in the Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final next weekend.
Despite facing the Premier League leaders, Sunderland should have given a far better account of themselves against Leicester.
Defender Nicholas Otamendi is fit, but captain Vincent Kompany will again miss out.
The Reds midfielder believes the 4-1 victory over the Potters was a perfect display of their strength in depth.
The two sides drew 3-3 at Upton Park on Sunday in a scintillating London derby.
The Whites will once again have to do without on-loan Sunderland man Liam Bridcutt for the trip to Birmingham City.
The former Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United defender has taken Glasgow by storm since moving to the Gers, alongside several other Rangers arrivals.
Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum will be looking to fire the Netherlands to victory over Turkey in a Euro 2016 qualifier this evening.
Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons was linked with a move to Queens Park Rangers on transfer deadline day.