Sunderland supervisor Alex Neil has dropped an damage replace relating to Leon Dajaku forward of the Black Cats’ away conflict towards Bristol Metropolis within the Championship this afternoon.
What’s the information?
Talking in his pre-match press conference on Friday, Neil outlined the newest relating to the 21-year-old’s health state of affairs heading into immediately’s conflict.
The Black Cats boss mentioned: “Leon was sick and he skilled on the Thursday and the Saturday final week, so he had solely performed a few days and, in contrast to the remainder of the lads, he hadn’t performed the 90 minutes prior [in a pre-season friendly], as a result of over the past two friendlies all the opposite lads obtained 90 minutes beneath their belts and sadly Leon didn’t, in order that put him a bit behind the curve.
“However he has skilled this week so he’s there, however equally the opposite lads have all skilled as properly so we are going to see the place we go tomorrow.”
As Neil talked about, the attacker was not included in Sunderland’s squad for his or her opening league sport of the season final weekend as they drew 1-1 with Coventry Metropolis.
Huge enhance for Sunderland
The Black Cats signed the 21-year-old on mortgage from Union Berlin final summer season. After making 22 League One appearances for the Wearside membership, wherein he provided 4 objectives and 4 assists, Sunderland signed him on a permanent deal in Might.
Making an allowance for how Dajaku’s versatility allowed him to play on both aspect of the midfield and assault final season, along with taking 23 pictures at aim and delivering 53 crosses, it’s protected to say that the German is a helpful asset for Neil and may very well be an necessary determine for them this season.
Whereas the Sunderland supervisor didn’t verify whether or not the teenager can be match sufficient to start out this afternoon, probably having him as an possibility from the bench would nonetheless be a giant enhance for the Black Cats.
Ought to Leon Dajaku begin towards Bristol?
Having been unable to safe the three factors final weekend, having the German out there then might have been sufficient to get Sunderland over the road and get their marketing campaign off to a successful begin.
If the attacker is match sufficient to start out towards the Robins immediately, Neil may have a tricky choice to make as as to whether he contains the 21-year-old within the beginning XI or sticks with the identical group which drew towards Coventry.