The midfielder picked up an injury in Sunderland's defeat to Crystal Palace.
Davie Provan has backed Brendan Rodgers to return to England - as long as he impresses in the Champions League.
Wigan Athletic forward Adam Le Fondre scored on his first start for the Latics against his former club Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday.
Roberto Di Matteo's men had to settle for a draw at Oakwell.
Could Steve McClaren really head back to Derby County?
The South Korean goes from strength to strength for Tottenham Hotspur.
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Kortney Hause missed Wolverhampton Wanderers' match last night through injury.
Scott Sinclair joined Celtic from Aston Villa during the summer transfer window.
Eric Lichaj featured for Nottingham Forest against Fulham in the Championship on Tuesday.
Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels has made an indifferent start at St. James' Park.
Pep Guardiola said Samir Nasri did not play in Manchester City’s two friendlies in China because the Frenchman was overweight when he returned for pre-season.
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s ill-fated spell at Manchester United may be drawing to a close after the Germany international was the notable absentee from first-team training on Thursday.
On the evidence here Pep Guardiola has considerable work to do before Manchester City welcome Sunderland for their opening Premier League game.