Paddy McNair has not played for Sunderland since picking up a long-term injury against Hull in November.
Sunderland manager David Moyes addressed the media ahead of his side's trip to Swansea City in the Premier League.
Sunderland striker Duncan Watmore is out for the rest of the season after suffering an injury against Leicester City at the weekend.
Sunderland face a potentially season defining run of games.
Watmore is conscious he needs to deliver in front of goal.
Sunderland travel to Liverpool tomorrow on the back of two consecutive Premier League wins.
Sunderland will go in search of back-to-back Premier League wins this weekend when they take on Hull City at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland's Duncan Watmore scored a brilliant goal in England under-21's match against France yesterday.
Duncan Watmore is seeing a lot of first team action at Sunderland.
Sunderland are bottom of the Premier League with just two points.