SUNDERLAND boss Simon Grayson has rung the changes with five alterations to his starting line-up for this evening's Championship game at Ipswich Town.

Jason Steele replaces Robbin Ruiter in goal as the Black Cats look to stop the rot on the back of seven league games without a victory.

Billy Jones replaces Tyias Browning in defence, and is set to play as one of three centre-halves alongside Lamine Kone and Marc Wilson.

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Darron Gibson is preferred to Didier Ndong at the heart of midfield, where he will play alongside Lee Cattermole.

Further up the field, Callum McManaman and Aiden McGeady both return to the starting line-up in the wide positions.

The pair replace Lynden Gooch and George Honeyman, who have dropped down to the substitutes' bench.

IPSWICH (4-3-3): Bialkowski; Iorfa, Spence, Chambers, Knudsen; Celima, Adeyemi, Skuse; Waghorn, Garner, McGoldrick.

Subs: Crowe (gk), Connolly, Ward, Sears, Nydam, Bru, Kenlock.

SUNDERLAND (3-4-3): Steele; Jones, Kone, Wilson; Matthews, Cattermole, Gibson, Oviedo; McManaman, Vaughan, McGeady.

Subs: Ruiter (gk), Ndong, Browning, Honeyman, O'Shea, Asoro, Gooch