Aiden McGeady is in contention for Sunderland this weekend, although they will be without several players for the game against Gillingham.
The Black Cats have had a positive start to the season with the team in fourth, although they have games in hand against two of the teams above them.
However, Lee Johnson’s side lost 4-0 to Portsmouth before the international break, so they will be desperate to bounce back.
And, there was mixed news on that front, with assistant Jamie McAllister providing an update on multiple team members. by talking to the club’s official website.
“The only one where we maybe have a slight problem is Leon Dajaku, who we are just watching for now. Aiden trained this morning and he’s doing well. He’s been doing a lot of work the last 10 days, he still feels it a bit every now and then in some movements, so we’re just going to watch him over the next 48 hours and see how he’s doing on the weekends..
“Lynden has been running for the past few days so he’s doing well too. Saturday will probably come a little too early for him. “
Elsewhere, Luke O’Nien will return, but the game will come too soon for Corry Evans and Nathan Broadhead.
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You can imagine the Sunderland team are desperate to see the game play out after the loss at Fratton Park.
Among the injury news, the fact that McGeady is getting closer to a comeback is a major boost as everyone knows his quality and how influential he can be, while Johnson is hopeful Dajaku is available.
In truth, the boss has a large group to choose from so there won’t be any major panic and it’s up to those playing to make sure they perform well to stay in the XI.
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