Lee Cattermole has struggled for form as Sunderland have suffered this season, and Simon Grayson must surely be considering a change.
With Sunderland suffering from some defensive injuries, Tyias Browning could well return against Cardiff.
Sunderland are set to take on Cardiff City in Championship action at the weekend.
Sunderland are set to take on Everton at Goodison Park tomorrow.
Sunderland have lost their last four league games.
Simon Grayson badly needs a Championship win at Sunderland and they could find Hull to be accommodating hosts on Saturday.
There is mixed news for Sunderland on the injury front, with Lewis Grabban ruled out while two key men return.
Sunderland need to refresh their starting line-up against Hull after a run of four straight defeats.
Sunderland were beaten 1-0 by Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson could enter the free agent market.