Sunderland are currently in 23rd place in the Championship table, while Sheffield United are leading the way.
Jonny Williams has struggled for game time in his young Sunderland career, but a chance could arrive on Saturday.
Sunderland midfielder Jonny Williams has not started a Championship match since the start of September.
Sunderland have a pivotal run of fixtures in the coming weeks and it might be time for Simon Grayson to throw caution to the wind.
Sunderland drew 1-1 with Queens Park Rangers in their most recent fixture.
Sunderland loanee Jonny Williams is a January target for Birmingham City - meaning Crystal Palace may cut short his stay on Wearside.
Birmingham City are interested in signing Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams, who is currently on loan at Championship rivals Sunderland.
Arsenal, Stoke, Sunderland and Birmingham all feature in HITC Sport's 6pm transfer deadline day roundup.
Sunderland are reportedly set to sign Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams.
Mick McCarthy's options have been bolstered by a return to fitness for two of his most important attacking players.