Bolo Zenden is available for Sunderland's clash with Arsenal this weekend.
The experienced Dutch international returned to training today and is expected to take part in another full session tomorrow ahead of Saturday's game against Arsenal.
A free-agent signing in mid-October, Zenden has played only one game since joining the club, appearing as a substitute against former club Liverpool on October 17.
His return further strengthens the hand of boss Bruce, who commented: "Bolo's fine. He's trained well and is available for the weekend."