Sunderland miss the experience and know-how of Dwight Yorke, admits manager Roy Keane.
Sunderland fielded a team against Fulham last week in which only one player had more than 50 Premiership appearances and Keane is conscious of the value of experience.
He told Sunderland Echo: "We missed Dwight Yorke last week both on the pitch and in the dressing room. There's no substitute for experience but Dwight is still very doubtful for next week's game.
"I said he was no higher than 50:50 for last week's game against Fulham and he didn't play.
"It's a similar situation this time around, he hasn't trained all week and although we won't make a final decision yet I'd only put him as 50:50 again."