Sunderland pre-Manchester United injury update

Martin O’Neil spoke to the press today to give updates on the injuries currently affecting his squad. Phil Bardsley is likely to miss out after having to be replaced against Reading during the week while both Danny Rose and Adam Johnson both picked up knocks which are being assessed ahead of their next game.

O’Neil said

Some of the lads are still pretty sure and Phil is really struggling. I’m not terribly sure on the others at the moment. We will see. I got an update yesterday but that might change again.

There was, however, some good news, with Steven Fletcher suffering no ill-effects from his return midweek. O’Neil added

Fletcher declaring himself fit on Tuesday was a great boost, really great. You could see the confidence in the dressing room becoming greater because he was fit.


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