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Trio Missing For Sunderland Clash

7 January 2021

Grant McCann confirmed to the press earlier today that Jordy de Wijs and Martin Samuelsen will miss Saturday’s trip to Sunderland, while Keane Lewis-Potter will be assessed.

de Wijs and Samuelsen picked up calf injuries in training, whilst Lewis-Potter suffered a small hamstring issue during the victory over Charlton Athletic, but will be monitored ahead of the game. Callum Jones remains absent as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.

McCann also confirmed that all five players who contracted Covid-19 have returned to training, however Saturday’s trip to Sunderland may come too soon for those who are still recovering from symptoms.

“The lads who contracted the virus - we had five in total - are all getting better,” said McCann. “They’re all improving daily, some maybe more than others as you can expect in terms of having symptoms. They’ve all trained this week and we’re hoping to have the majority of them available for selection on Saturday - how long they’ll be able to play, I don’t know, but they’ll all be available.

“On the injury front, we’ll be without Jordy de Wijs and Martin Samuelsen, they’ve both got calf strains. Keane Lewis-Potter has picked up a little problem with a tendon in his hamstring and hasn’t trained this week so he’s touch-and-go, but we’ll give him every opportunity to be available for the weekend.

“Callum Jones isn’t too far away now.”

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