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SUNDERLAND v Bolton: Steve Bruce short of midfielders for crunch clash

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08 Mar 2010 14:25:20

SUNDERLAND v Bolton: Steve Bruce short of midfielders for crunch clash

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is facing yet another injury crisis with four midfielders doubtful for Tuesday night's crucial Barclays Premier League clash with Bolton.   Kieran Richardson, who has started the last two games after recovering from a calf injury, has damaged his other calf muscle, while Lee Cattermole is struggling with a hamstring-related problem.   Cause for concern: Richardson (right) has suffered a fresh setback Andy Reid (hamstring) and Jordan Henderson (ankle) are close to returning from lengthy lay-offs, but the game could come too soon, while David Meyler completes his three-match ban.   However, Steed Malbranque will be involved after returning to the squad following a breach of club discipline.   Provisional squad: Gordon, Fulop, Bardsley, Hutton, Turner, Ferdinand, Mensah, Kilgallon, Da Silva, Cattermole, Cana, Zenden, Richardson, Malbranque, Reid, Henderson, Campbell, Bent, Jones, Benjani, Liddle, Noble.  Bad boy Malbranque returns after being disciplined by manager Steve BruceParker tells West Ham fans: Your anger made it difficult for us against BoltonHat-trick hero Carew bids to avenge Villa's Carling Cup Wembley heartacheWigan boss Martinez backs Frenchman N'Zogbia to be England World Cup heroSUNDERLAND FC


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