Lee Cattermole is set to miss Sunderland's next game at the weekend.
Max Power captained his Sunderland side against Morecambe in midweek.
Lee Cattermole did not feature for Sunderland in League One at the weekend.
Sunderland veteran Lee Cattermole has picked up eight yellow cards this term.
Lee Cattermole was expected to leave League One Sunderland for Hull City in the summer transfer window but remains at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland have had three players take the captain's armband in just 14 matches in League One.
Sunderland midfielder Max Power has now been sent off twice in 13 games in League One.
Jon McLaughlin joined Sunderland in the summer transfer window.
Lee Cattermole has made an impressive start to the campaign with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland travel to Valley Parade for the first time since 2015 in League One this weekend.