Sunderland fans appear to be very happy after Lee Johnson revealed ahead of the Blackpool clash that Dion Sanderson will not miss the rest of the season as initially expected.
The Black Cats’ hopes of automatic promotion are in trouble following a couple of disappointing results. First, they were beaten by Charlton Athletic 2-1 before losing by the same scoreline to Wigan Athletic, who are currently struggling to stay in League One. They currently trail second-placed Peterborough United by five points with six games left to play (BBC).
They were then hit with another blow when it appeared Sanderson would miss the rest of the season due to injury (Roker Report). However, prior to the Wearside outfit’s clash with Blackpool this weekend, manager Johnson has revealed Sanderson should be fit before the end of the season (James Hunter).
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The news appeared to please the club’s supporters, and they were quick to take to social media platform Twitter to share their thoughts on the matter when the news broke.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the Sanderson news below
“Just save Sanderson until the play offs. No need to risk him in the next 6 games”
“Needs to get himself to Seaham hall for a couple of weeks”
“Ah – so him being out for the season was just a lie? Gotcha.”
“better off resting him than trotting him out there injured…looked off the last 2 matches”
“Oh thank goodness for that”
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