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Sunderland: Black Cats gifted Leon Dajaku injury boost

Sunderland: Black Cats gifted Leon Dajaku injury boost -Sunderland News

Sunderland have been gifted an injury boost involving Leon Dajaku before their game away at Bristol City in the Championship this afternoon.

The Lowdown: Missing for Coventry

Dajaku missed the Black Cats’ opening match of the new season in the 1-1 draw against Coventry City at the Stadium of Light last weekend.

The German will be hoping that he can make a swift return as Alex Neil’s side take on Bristol City away from home this afternoon.

The Latest: Dajaku update

Speaking to the media in his pre-game press conference ahead of the match, Neil confirmed (via The Chronicle) that after Dakaju’s illness that kept him out against Coventry, he has trained this week, and so could be in contention to return against Bristol City:

“Leon was ill and he trained on the Thursday and the Saturday last week, so he had only done a couple of days and, unlike the rest of the lads, he hadn’t done the 90 minutes prior [in a pre-season friendly], because over the last two friendlies all the other lads got 90 minutes under their belts and unfortunately Leon didn’t, so that put him a bit behind the curve.

“But he has trained this week so he is there, but equally the other lads have all trained as well so we will see where we go tomorrow.”

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The Verdict: Boost

It is certainly a boost for the Wearside club that Dajaku has been in training, and that he could be in contention to play or even start by the sounds of it.

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The 21-year-old unfortunately missed large chunks of last season, but when he was called upon, more often than not he performed, with four goals and four assists in 22 games in League One (Transfermarkt).

SAFC will want to keep Dajaku as fit and healthy as possible this term so he can keep providing that end product from the flanks, and so they will want him at least involved against Bristol City, even if it is from the bench to build up fitness.


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