Accrington captain Seamus Conneely will be missing for the visit of Sunderland to the Wham Stadium.
Conneely serves a one-game suspension following his sending-off in the 3-3 draw at Bristol Rovers last weekend, and fellow midfielder Sean McConville is also unavailable as he completes a three-match ban.
Defender Zaine Francis-Angol is to undergo a late fitness test having come off with a knock at the Memorial Stadium. Deadline-day loan signing Aji Alese could be involved in the matchday squad for the first time and Josef Bursik is available to return after being on duty with England’s Under-19s and Under-20s respectively.
Courtney Baker-Richardson (groin) and Offrande Zanzala (hamstring) remain sidelined, while the club released a statement earlier this week announcing that Billy Kee was undergoing specialist treatment for depression, anxiety and bulimia.
Sunderland will be without striker Charlie Wyke through suspension but can call upon Luke O’Nien.
Both players were red-carded in the 3-0 loss at Peterborough on August 31, but O’Nien’s ban was subsequently withdrawn following a successful appeal.
Chris Maguire and Denver Hume (ankle) are available after injury.
Duncan Watmore (thigh) is still out, and new signings Laurens De Bock and Joel Lynch are set to play for the Under-23s next Monday as they work towards full fitness.