Fulham v SUNDERLAND: Kenwyne Jones fighting to be fit to face the Cottagers

04 December 2009 11:02
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce remains hopeful that striker Kenwyne Jones can recover from a dead leg to return to the first team at Fulham on Sunday.

The Trinidad and Tobago international picked up the injury just minutes into Tuesday night's 3-0 reserve team victory over Wigan on his comeback from a three-match ban.

Striker's instinct: Jones (left) hopes to be fit to add to his tally this season

However, central defender John Mensah is out with a recurrence of a calf problem which is causing some concern.

Midfielder Lee Cattermole could resume during the Christmas programme after returning to training following a medial ligament injury but tomorrow's game will come too soon for him while keeper Craig Gordon will be sidelined for months yet by a broken arm.

Provisional squad: Fulop, Carson, Bardsley, McCartney, Da Silva, Turner, Nosworthy, Ferdinand, Richardson, Cana, Reid, Malbranque, Henderson, Zenden, Campbell, Jones, Bent, Healy, Murphy, Meyler, Reed.

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Source: Daily_Mail