Though they didn’t miss him on the weekend of their 3-0 thrashing of Millwall, Sunderland might be vastly boosted by the return of Ross Stewart towards West Brom subsequent Monday.
The Scotland worldwide was anticipated to make his return from harm towards the Lions final Saturday however was omitted from the squad, which sparked fears that he might have suffered a setback in his return to health.
Nevertheless, Tony Mowbray has now supplied an replace on the talismanic striker forward of subsequent week’s sport towards the Baggies, and it’s doubtlessly improbable information for the Black Cats.
“On the finish of the day what issues is my relationship with Ross and with the medical division, the place belief is absolutely essential.
“The medical division thought it was harmful to select him. If he began or got here off the bench and needed to come off once more, your questions can be about whether or not it was definitely worth the danger we’d taken. I believe he must have educated for every week – we’ve received a bounce sport towards Middlesbrough on Wednesday and we would give him some minutes in that.
“He was chomping on the bit and he thinks he’s prepared, so we hopefully by subsequent Monday he might be prepared.”
Will Stewart hearth Sunderland up the league?
The previous Ross County striker had began the Championship marketing campaign in vastly spectacular kind, hitting 5 targets and three assists in simply seven league appearances for Sunderland.
His 7.81 ranking from WhoScored comfortably ranks him as the highest performer in Mowbray’s facet, whereas he’s nonetheless the joint-top scorer with Ellis Simms, which emphasises simply how large it’s for Sunderland to have him again match forward of the busy Christmas interval.
Whereas he may not be risked from the beginning towards the Baggies, it definitely appears as if he could possibly be out there for choice, and given their improved kind beneath Carlos Corberan, it could possibly be a game-changer for Mowbray subsequent Monday.
Contemplating the “incredible” striker – as dubbed by Kristjaan Speakman – has been linked with a transfer away from the Stadium of Mild just lately, Sunderland will wish to get him again firing within the hope that they’ll push up into the Championship playoff positions, within the hope that they might persuade him to increase his stick with the membership.
Stewart has been a vastly influential participant in Sunderland’s squad ever since becoming a member of the membership, so it’s undoubtedly nice information that he’s set to return subsequent week.