TONY MOWBRAY has named an unchanged starting line-up for this afternoon's home game with Luton Town.

With Luke O'Nien having been passed fit to start despite picking up a knock in the closing stages of the midweek defeat to Sheffield United, the Sunderland boss has opted to stick with the same side that lined up against the Blades.

That means Abdoullah Ba continuing in the 'number ten' role despite Amad Diallo's return to the squad.

Amad has recovered from injury sufficiently to feature in the matchday 18, but Mowbray has erred on the side of caution by only naming the forward on the bench.

Joe Gelhardt continues as Sunderland's central striker, with Patrick Roberts and Jack Clarke playing on either side of Ba.

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1): Patterson; Hume, Ballard, Batth, O'Nien; Neil, Michut; Roberts, Ba, Clarke; Gelhardt.

Subs: Bass, Lihadji, Bennette, Gooch, Ekwah, Amad, Pritchard.

LUTON (3-4-1-2): Horvath; Osho, Lockyer, Bell; Drameh, Nakamba, Berry, Doughty; Campbell; Morris, Adebayo.

Subs: Shea, Burke, Onyedinma, Clark, Lansbury, Taylor, Woodrow.