Sunderland may well have to alter their system at Derby on Friday as their defensive numbers dwindle.
Chris Coleman has discussed the possibility of new contracts for the five Sunderland players whose deals expire this summer, but will any of them get one?
Kazenga LuaLua moved to Sunderland on a free transfer in January.
Sunderland signed Kazenga LuaLua from Brighton in January.
Sunderland have had to bring in an underwhelming new winger due to their poor summer business, adding more problems to their manager's growing list.
The former Brighton player was released after an unsuccessful loan to QPR earlier this season.
LuaLua has signed for Sunderland, seven years after leaving Newcastle United.
Kazenga LuaLua has been unavailable for Queens Park Rangers' last three matches, but could come back into contention soon.
The Championship leaders have confirmed that the pair are set to miss the rest of the year.
We identify three players to watch out for when Brighton and Hove Albion take on Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup tonight.