Wilson has overcome a dead leg he suffered playing for the Under-21s and could play a role for the Reds, especially in light of the news that Robin Van Persie is facing a spell on the sidelines.
Midfielder Michael Carrick is back in training following his calf problem but is unlikely to feature.
Jack Rodwell and Billy Jones are set to miss out on Sunderland’s Barclays Premier League trip to Manchester United on Saturday despite returning to training this week.
Rodwell has been missing since last month with a groin injury and Jones missed last week’s goalless draw against West Brom with a swollen ankle, with manager Gus Poyet set to save them for Tuesday’s crucial trip to Hull.
Italian striker Emanuele Giaccherini is set to miss the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery, but otherwise Poyet expects a fully fit squad to choose from.