Simon Grayson has so far opted for a cautious approach. That must end now as Sunderland search for a winning formula.
Duncan Watmore's return to the starting line-up would give Sunderland a lift against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
Sunderland are currently in 23rd place in the Championship table.
Duncan Watmore and Wes Brown played together at Sunderland.
Sunderland have the luxury of bringing Duncan Watmore back from injury.
Simon Grayson reveals Paddy McNair and Duncan Watmore are nearing returns from injury and it will be a big boost for Sunderland.
HITC looks at the reasons Sunderland fans should be feeling positive about this season
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.