Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson has revealed that Jordan Willis faces a few weeks on the sidelines, as he has doubts over a few more players ahead of the trip to Doncaster tomorrow.
A poor run of recent results, with the Black Cats sitting 7th in League One, has heaped pressure on the Black Cats chief and that will intensify if they fail to beat Rovers.
And, their task hasn’t been made easier by the latest injury news, with Parkinson providing the latest to the club’s official site this afternoon.
“Jordan had an injection on Wednesday and should be out for about three weeks. He has done well but has recently been playing with painkillers.
“There are no major additional problems to what we had, just one or two niggles. Luke O’Nien took a whack in training on Thursday and he has a little discomfort, Aiden O’Brien has a minor tight groin; another one we’ll keep tabs on. Callum McFadzean is back out on the training pitch.”
Despite that, Sunderland still have a big squad to choose from, and Parkinson will get the chance to make five substitutes tomorrow after the rule change this week.
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This is not ideal news for Sunderland, although they knew Willis had been playing through the pain barrier over the past few weeks.
With those players who are doubts, it doesn’t sound serious but Parkinson won’t take chances with anyone at this stage of the season.
However, he has a very strong squad to pick from, and those who had been on the fringes will need to take their chance if it comes against Doncaster.
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