Can Sunderland win tonight's Carling Cup 3rd round tie at home to West Ham? (credit: Free-ers)
Sunderland are odds-on favourites to reach the Carling Cup 4th round tonight when they take on West Ham at the Stadium of Light
Sunderland record signing Asamoah Gyan will make his first start for the Black Cats tonight in their third round game.
But boss Steve Bruce remains goalkeeper Craig Gordon and defenders Michael Turner and John Mensah through injury.
Captain Lee Cattermole misses out against through suspension.
West Ham are without Valon Behrami and Thomas Hitzlsperger who are both injured.
But Tal Ben Haim is available again and could start as Hammers boss Avram Grant looks for his side to record only their second win of the season.
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