Black Cats defender available to play

Black Cats defender available to play

Sunderland defender Patrick Van Aanholt is available to play against QPR but Jermain Defoe and Adnan Januzaj are both out of the side.

After being withdrawn from Sunday's clash with Spurs due to the results of a heart test, Van Aanholt has been cleared to play after undergoing further examination, although boss David Moyes is yet to decide if he will feature on Wednesday evening.

Sunderland head for Loftus Road yet to claim a Premier League win in five attempts this season and hoping the League Cup can kick-start their campaign.

Moyes will be without Defoe because of a calf problem and Januzaj through suspension,