Football - Sunderland wait on Brown

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will make a late check on defender Wes Brown before finalising his plans for the trip to Stoke.

PA Sport Report

The 34-year-old has played the last two-and-a-half games after almost two years on the sidelines, and while he appears to have suffered no ill-effects, Poyet will assess him before the game at the Britannia Stadium.

Full-back Andrea Dossena and midfielder Lee Cattermole both complete three-game bans, but the manager otherwise has a full squad from which to choose.

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