Everton are keen on signing a forward in the January transfer window.
Charlie Nicholas has his doubts over Scott Brown's discipline.
DeAndre Yedlin joined Newcastle United from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.
The hosts need a win at Windsor Park to draw level on points with their opponents.
Four players from the Yorkshire club, including Barry Bannan, are away with their countries.
The Tottenham Hotspur boss has been discussing his time with the Argentina talisman, and made some observations that may resonate with how he encourages Spurs to play football.
Leeds United will face Newcastle United and Liverpool this month.
Barton departed Rangers this week after playing just eight games for the club.
Sunderland got their first win in the Premier League at the 11th attempt when they beat Bournemouth last weekend.
England face Scotland this evening as they continue their campaign to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, with the West Ham star in the squad for the first time.
Wayne Rooney heading back to Everton makes a great story but let’s face it, Ronald Koeman was only answering a question. Probably as keen as anyone else to change the subject after five winless games, the Everton manager was not about to turn down the invitation to wax lyrical about a Goodison old boy, though he has enough problems at the front of his own team without importing an extra enigma from Manchester United.
Mid-way through the second half the ground began emptying. For many the pain of watching Sunderland register a record equalling worst start to a Premier League season was simply too painful too witness but they missed out on some exquisite football from Arsenal.
Leeds United take on Burton Albion this afternoon.