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Sunderland team news: Ross hopes to have Maguire available

Sunderland team news: Ross hopes to have Maguire available

Sunderland will be hoping that they can build on their last League One result against Barnsley later on today by taking another leap towards promotion.

The Black Cats are set to face Accrington Stanley at the Wham Stadium as they continue to hunt down an automatic promotion place. Interestingly, the opposition have failed to win in their last six League One fixtures, so Jack Ross will fancy his side to secure all three points today.

Importantly, the Black Cats could welcome one of their star men back for today’s game, as according to Sunderland’s pre-match team news on their official website, Ross hopes to have Chris Maguire available for selection.

Chris Maguire, who is valued at £405k (by Transfermarkt), has been one of the standout performers for Sunderland in the current campaign, with five goals and five assists to his name.

Meanwhile, Lee Cattermole has also resumed training, but the midfielder isn’t expected to feature at the Wham Stadium and is likely to make his return a few days later in the Black Cats’ Emirates FA Cup replay against Walsall.

THE VERDICT:

Sunderland supporters will be delighted that Jack Ross hopes to welcome Chris Maguire back later on today as he has failed to appear for the Black Cats in their last two fixtures.

Meanwhile, it’s great to see Lee Cattermole resuming training as he edges closer to a return, with his experience set to play a massive part in the second half of the campaign.

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