Sunderland v Peterborough preview
Last Updated: 01/10/18 4:55pm
Sunderland are missing at least four players for the League One visit of Peterborough on Tuesday night.
Black Cats boss Jack Ross was left to count the cost of Saturday's 1-1 draw at Coventry in which Glenn Loovens, Denver Hume and Lynden Gooch all picked up injuries.
Ross is most concerned about Hume, who could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines if it is confirmed that he has aggravated an existing knee issue. And he will also have to plan without midfielder Lee Cattermole who is suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season.
Peterborough have no fresh injury worries in the wake of their 2-2 draw against Blackpool on Saturday. Both Ivan Toney and Ryan Tafazolli picked up slight knocks in the game but Posh boss Steve Evans confirmed both are available for the trip to the Stadium of Light.
Injured pair Tyler Denton and George Cooper are both expected to remain on the sidelines. Boss Evans could be tempted to name an unchanged team although Joe Ward and Mark O'Hara are among those pushing to start.
Sunderland have won their last five matches in all competitions against Peterborough, most recently in the League Cup in September 2013.
This is the first league meeting between Sunderland and Peterborough since March 1994, a 3-1 win for the Black Cats in the second tier.
Sunderland are unbeaten in their last six league games at the Stadium of Light; their longest run without defeat on home soil since December 2010 (a run of nine games).
Peterborough striker Jason Cummings has been directly involved in 10 goals in League One this term (six goals, four assists); the joint-most in the competition, alongside Portsmouth's Ronan Curtis.