Sunderland remain in the Championship relegation zone after they suffered a 2-0 home defeat on Saturday.
Sunderland shot-stopper Robbin Ruiter has been ruled out for 12 weeks, but the club can take some positives with others returning to the fold.
Sunderland lost against Ipswich Town in the Championship on Saturday.
The 30-year-old defender believes the team has what it takes to push for promotion if they can get through this season without being relegated
The Rangers man is being linked with a move away from Ibrox, with Sunderland among those said to be keen.
The Sunderland pair have missed the last four league games through injury.
Chris Coleman needs to shape the Sunderland squad to his specifications and Billy Jones already looks ripe for the cull.
Sunderland are still chasing a first win of 2017 and they will again have to make changes for the visit of Millwall.
HITC looks at the Sunderland players who should be showing more so far in 2017/18.
Sunderland crashed to a 3-0 defeat in their latest Championship match.