Sunderland have appointed Dick Advocaat as their new manager until the end of the season.
Jermain Defoe has failed to score in his past four Premier League games as Sunderland continue to struggle.
Gus Poyet will be hoping to have a fully-fit squad for Saturdays' visit of West Brom but admits "a number of players will be assessed after training" on Friday.
Gus Poyet confirmed post-match on Sunday that striker Jermain Defoe missed the fifth round defeat at Valley Parade after feeling discomfort in his calf on the Friday before causing him to miss training.
Gus Poyet has launched an attack on the media after his Sunderland side were knocked out of the FA Cup by League One Bradford.
Jermain Defoe scored his second Premier League for Sunderland to help secure a draw at Swansea.
Jermain Defoe scores a goal in his debut at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland beat Burnley 2-0.
Jermain Defoe is at the Stadium of Light completing his medical ahead of a permanent transfer to the Black Cats with Jozy Altidore heading to Toronto FC in return.
Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe may be heading back to the Premier League after just five months playing for Toronto FC in the MLS.
Jermain Defoe will miss the opportunity to make his farewell appearance for Tottenham against Dnipro in the Europa League because of a hamstring injury.
Jermaine Defoe took one last bow in front of fans at White Hart Lane, doing what he is known for, scoring a goal from off the bench, as Tottenham survived an early struggle to defeat Crystal Palace 2-0.
Tottenham have reached agreement with Toronto FC for the transfer of Jermain Defoe to the MLS side, with effect from February 28, 2014.
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe will sign for Toronto FC on Monday, Sky sources understand.
Jermaine Defoe will make a $10 million transfer to MLS' Toronto FC. This was reported a few weeks ago, but now the Toronto Sun is coming out with confirmation.