Hartlepool United have snapped up Sunderland defender Scott Harrison.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is expecting Adam Johnson to recover from a calf injury in time to face Burnley at the Stadium of Light in game week 23 but the Black Cats do have a number of concerns ahead of the match.
Sebastian Larsson didn't had a particularly impressive first half of the season but he's been increasing his productivity early in 2015 punctuating the run with a goal in Week 22.
Sunderland will not risk Adam Johnson unnecessarily ahead of this weekends’ FA Cup fourth round tie against Fulham after the attacking midfielder picked up a minor calf injury.
In a not-so-common occurrence for Liverpool, goals were found from the striker position as starter Fabio Borini and substitute Ricky Lambert provided the scoring in the Reds 0-2 win over Aston Villa.
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.
Jermain Defoe has signed with Sunderland and Jozy Altidore is on his way back to Major League Soccer.
Gus Poyet has confirmed the players who missed out during the home defeat to Liverpool on Saturday have a "good chance" of being available for game week 22.
Jozy Altidore is discussing a contract with Major League Soccer and three teams are expressing interest.
Patrick van Aanholt marked his return from injury with the winning goal as Sunderland beat Leeds in the FA Cup third round at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will ring the changes as the Black Cats entertain Leeds at the Stadium of Light on Sunday in the third round of the FA Cup.
Emanuele Giaccherini looked healthy in week 18, making a 30 minute cameo from the bench.
Connor Wickham returns from suspension in week 18 and will be available to face Aston Villa.
Fabio Borini may have played his final game in a Liverpool shirt after the Italian striker was sent-off for two bookable offences following his introduction during Sundays’ last gasp draw with Arsenal at Anfield.
Gus Poyet will consider bringing Billy Jones straight back into the first team after more than two and a half months if the injury to Anthony Reveillere is serious enough to keep the defender out of Thursdays’ clash against Hull City at the Stadium of Light.