SUNDERLAND v Newcastle: John O'Shea fitness in the balance ahead of Tyne-Wear derby

19 August 2011 03:59
Sunderland defender John O'Shea is rated at 50-50 to make his Barclays Premier League debut for the club in Saturday's derby clash with Newcastle.[LNB]The Republic of Ireland international has recovered from a hamstring injury suffered in pre-season, but is short of match fitness and manager Steve Bruce will make a late decision on him.[LNB] Derby boost: Gyan (front) should be fit to start against Newcastle[LNB]Striker Asamoah Gyan has shaken off the ankle knock which saw him limp off at Liverpool last Saturday, and Bruce otherwise has no fresh concerns.[LNB]Squad (from): Mignolet, Westwood, Bardsley, Brown, Richardson, Turner, Bramble, Ferdinand, Laing, Cattermole, Gardner, Vaughan, Colback, Elmohamady, Gyan, Sessegnon, Wickham, Ji, Cook.[LNB]CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE WEEKEND TEAM NEWS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE[LNB][LNB]

Source: Daily_Mail