Sunderland face selection headache

19 February 2010 12:03
SUNDERLAND could potentially be without six midfielders as they look to end a run of 12 Barclays Premier League games without a win when they face Arsenal tomorrow.

Jordan Henderson (ankle), Andy Reid (hamstring), Lee Cattermole and David Meyler (both suspended) are all certain to miss the clash at the Emirates, with Steed Malbranque (chest) unlikely to play given he is still being monitored by the clubs medical staff after being substituted during the draw with Portsmouth on February 9.

Fellow midfielder Kieran Richardson (calf) has resumed training but faces a race against time to be fit, with defenders Anton Ferdinand (ankle) and John Mensah (hamstring) also touch and go. Striker Fraizer Campbell should start on the bench after shaking off a hamstring problem.

Provisional squad: Gordon, Fulop, Bardsley, Hutton, Turner, Ferdinand, Mensah, Kilgallon, Da Silva, Cana, Zenden, Richardson, Campbell, Bent, Jones, Benjani, Liddle, Noble.

Source: Northern_Echo