Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon and defender Michael Turner will both be back in action for the club's reserves this afternoon as they step-up their respective returns from long-term injury.
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Scotland international Gordon and former Hull centre-half Turner have both been included in the starting line-up for the second-string clash with Arsenal at London Colney.
Gordon has been sidelined since April, when he underwent knee surgery after finally having to admit defeat in his efforts to strengthen the joint without the need for an operation.
His last senior appearance for the club came against Tottenham on February 12 last year.
Turner has missed the last seven games with a knee problem, with his last appearance coming in the 2-1 home defeat by Wigan which proved to be former boss Steve Bruce's final match in charge.