Sunderland boss Roy Keane admits new signing Andy Cole is some weeks away from making his debut.
"I would have thought it would be too soon for Andy," he said. "We're not going to be taking any silly chances. Andy will train and then there's an international break coming up after that.
"That'll give any new players a chance to get up to speed. We can't expect miracles and Andy has had a slight groin strain anyway."