Sunderland midfielder Jonny Williams has not started a Championship match since the start of September.
Sunderland have still managed to win just once in the Championship so far this season.
Sunderland signed Robbin Ruiter in the summer transfer window.
Here is how we predict Sunderland will line up against Brentford on Saturday:
Sunderland defender Marc Wilson has struggled at the Stadium of Light so far.
Fabio Borini was deployed in a forward role at Sunderland but has been reinvented as an attacking wing-back at Milan - to good effect.
Brendan Galloway has struggled at Sunderland - and Everton want to sign Wolves loanee Ruben Vinagre in his place.
James Wilson will consider leaving Old Trafford on loan in January - but will he join Sunderland's long list of former United talents?
Sunderland wanted to re-sign Grant Leadbitter from Middlesbrough in the summer - but did not push the boat out with no offers arriving for Didier Ndong.
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.