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Fighting Fit For Sunderland

Fighting Fit For Sunderland

Four of our walking wounded should return to contention for the Sunderland match after resuming training.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the 12 pointer and return of Martin O'Neill, McLeish revealed that Chris Herd, Marc Albrighton and Ciaran Clark will be fit enough to be in contention for the first team. It's also possible that Stephen Warnock will return in time to figure in the game:

'Marc has not trained yet with the group, but it's likely he'll train on Thursday and be available. Ciaran has got a head knock, but he's fine. He's not in the same situation as Herdy was. Herdy is looking quite good as well and they should both train on Thursday.'

McLeish adds that Herdy has now stopped seeing stars and that he's fine.

As for Warnock, he said:

'Stevie is with the physios, he's still got a bit of puffiness in his ankle but he said he was feeling quite good. If they can work on getting the fluid out of his ankle then he's got a chance of making the squad.'

There's also better news for N'Zogbia and Cuellar as McLeish says they are much sharper in training this week:

'Charles has looked much sharper, he had a great session on Tuesday and he looked on fire. It was sharpness and match fitness he was lacking before. Carlos is fit, we were thinking of putting him in against Stoke but he didn't quite feel ready. He's trained every day and he's in contention.'

He also says that Richard Dunne is back running and in light training, so he doesn't think it will be too long before he joins up with group training again following his broken collarbone.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday April 18 2012
Time: 6:32PM

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"It was sharpness and match fitness he was lacking before" Best leave him on the bench again then, that will improve his match fitness no end.
lerneravfc
18/04/2012 19:20:00
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Hopefully Warnock and Dunn won't be ready to come into contention. They have both been liabilites in their last games!
villa_de
18/04/2012 20:09:00
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Despite the excellent efforts of the kids I would look to more experience for this game if fitness allows...Given..Lichal Cuellar Collins Warnock...Allbrighton/Agbonlahor Herd Clark N'Zogbia..Ireland...Agbonlahor/Weimann....I think Hutton is so low on confidence that Lichaj should start and with a statement which will upset many I would play Heskey IF we went 4-4-2 but i think it will be 4-5-1
krfeskivilla
18/04/2012 21:54:00
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Having a larger pool of players available only increases the chances of Idiot picking the wrong team!
Pride of Lions
19/04/2012 00:44:00
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A 12 pointer? That's a new one on me :)
villan of the north
19/04/2012 09:14:00
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