Sunderland sit in the bottom three of the Championship table, without a win in 13 games and travel to face an in-form Middlesbrough side
The Black Cats sacked manager Simon Grayson on Tuesday with just 22 games under his belt, four months after his appointment.
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The 47-year-old won just one league game as Sunderland boss, with caretakers Billy McKinlay and Robbie Stockdale as joint interim managers.
Teeside rivals Boro are fresh off two consecutive wins, taking them to eighth position in the league.
PA:Press Association Grayson was dismissed on Tuesday after a torrid start to the campaign
What time is kick-off?
THE game will take place on Sunday November 5.
The match will be hosted at the Riverside Stadium.
Kick-off is at 12.15pm.
Which channel can I watch it on?
THE match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football.
Coverage begins at 11.45am and will end at 1pm.
Check out SunSport’s live blog to keep up with live updates.
Here’s the #Boro line-up, brought to you by @Coral
🔴⚪️ #UTB pic.twitter.com/nLEv29HSW6
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) November 5, 2017
📝Here’s how #SAFC line-up at the Riverside…#MIDSUN pic.twitter.com/ZP6DES6DN7
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) November 5, 2017