DWIGHT Yorke is in line for a Stadium of Light Sunderland debut.
The striker's arrival on Wearside has been delayed as he tied up loose ends after his deadline-day move from Terry Butcher's Australian A-League champions Sydney FC.
The Trinidad and Tobago star should begin training with the Black Cats next week, but manager Roy Keane does not expect his old Manchester United team-mate to feature in Sunderland's trip to Leeds on Wednesday night.
Keane said: "That might be a bit too soon for Yorkie.
"We want him to have a good week's training first to get the journey out of his system.
"You can't underestimate how many things have to be organised when a player changes clubs. That goes for transfers in this country, let alone from the other side of the world.
"Yorkie had things to sort out in Sydney before coming over here and I understand that.
"But I've spoken to him and he'll be well up for it when he gets here."
Sunderland host Leicester City a week today, and that could see Yorke's introduction to the Black Cats' faithful.
Once they're reunited, there should be no problem with former United pals Keane and Yorke exchanging honest opinions, and the manager is keen to see the same goes for all of his players.
Far from bringing his hard-man reputation to the Stadium of Light hotseat, Keane wants his squad to tell him exactly what they think.
The Black Cats' boss said: "People said to me before I took the job here that management is 24 hours a day. Since I've been here, it's been like that. It's been hectic.
"Hopefully things will calm down a bit now and it will be nice to get down to the nitty-gritty of games.
"Having said that, I've told the players that my office is open 24 hours a day.
"Some of the players have been to see me since I came to have a chat and ask where they stand in my plans.
"I'm all for that. I want players to discuss things and be open with each other. It's something I found important as a player and it will be the same as a manager."