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Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin will make Sunderland debut in League Cup

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And it's against Manchester City!

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DeAndre Yedlin is still acclimatizing to his new surroundings on Wearside, but it looks as though Sunderland are eager to get the U.S. International on the pitch after this latest international break.

According to the Sunderland Echo, Yedlin will make his debut for the Black Cats in the Capital One Cup against the Citizens of Manchester City.

But the manner of Sunderland’s first half performance at Dean Court has prompted Advocaat to continue the search for his strongest side and he will make changes in tomorrow’s Capital One Cup third round clash with Premier League leaders Man City.

Centre-half Younes Kaboul will miss out through suspension after he was sent off at Bournemouth, but that will not be the only change in defence, with on-loan Spurs right-back Yedlin poised to make his Black Cats bow.

"I was already expecting to let DeAndre play," said Advocaat.

"But I will certainly try some positions with different players.

Yedlin has been itching to get action ever since making his move to Tottenham last January. The pacey fullback has been getting action with the USMNT, but as more of a midfielder than a fullback. That has led to rampant speculation as to where his final position will be when it's all said and done. This article confirms that Advocaat will be using Yedlin as a fullback.

City are expected to put out a heavily rotated starting XI given they will be 48 hours removed from their match on Sunday, so Yedlin isn't going to see the likes of David Silva (who is out with injury anyways) or Raheem Sterling on his flank. If Yedlin can impress in his first action with the Black Cats, hopefully it means more meaningful minutes down the road.