Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio is willing to give Phil Bardsley a fresh chance.
The fullback was dropped after allegedly playing up at a casino last week.
Di Canio admitted that he is willing to give the player another opportunity to prove himself at the club despite his actions.
"I will think really carefully. Always I give a second chance to the people," he said.
"He is not a kid, he has a family at home. I'm not here to be a priest."