Football - Gardner banned for derby

New Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio will be without suspended midfielder Craig Gardner for Sunday's derby trip to Newcastle.

PA Sport

Gardner collected his 10th booking of the season during last weekend's 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Chelsea and will sit out the game at St James' Park and Everton's visit to the Stadium of Light.

Di Canio will hope for better news of defender Carlos Cuellar (ankle) and striker Danny Graham (knee), who have trained this week, although frontman Connor Wickham is a doubt with an unspecified knock picked up at Stamford Bridge.

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