Black Cats fans cannot wait to jeer their ex-hero.
And midfielder Jack Colback said: "I think he will get stick - and he will be expecting it.
"Personally, I thought he was great here. He was easy to get along with, the players liked him and he was a good player for the football club.
"It was unfortunate how it all panned out and how it ended.
"But as a club I think we've moved on since then. He has moved on, we have and we won't worry about him."