DIDIER NDONG is set to return to Sunderland’s starting line-up for tomorrow’s Championship home game with Fulham.

The Black Cats return to action looking to avoid going an entire 12 months without recording a home victory, with their last success at the Stadium of Light having come when they beat Watford on December 17 last year.

They will be without Lee Cattermole following his dismissal in last weekend’s goalless draw at Wolves, so Ndong’s return from injury is particularly timely.

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However, Paddy McNair, Bryan Oviedo and Billy Jones all remain on the absentee list as Chris Coleman prepares to lock horns with one of his former clubs.

Coleman said: “Didier Ndong has trained this week, and looks good. He looks fit, but he’s been out for five weeks with no football. He’s a naturally fit boy though, and he’s trained well.

“Paddy McNair is not available unfortunately. He trained at the start of the week, but he’s still feeling his groin, so he’ll be unavailable. Bryan Oviedo will be another week or so, and the same with Billy Jones.

“Billy will need some football before he gets back on the pitch with us, but he’s doing well with his rehab and could be ready to join in training with us next week.”