SUNDERLAND v West Ham: Darren Bent is a fitness concern for Hammers test

30 October 2009 10:43
  Battling: Bent (left) is a injury doubt to face West Ham

Sunderland striker Darren Bent is facing a race to be fit for the Barclays Premier League visit of West Ham, as he battles to overcome a knee problem.

The forward missed Tuesday's Carling Cup penalty shoot-out defeat by Aston Villa but is rated as better than 50-50 for the Hammers clash, after returning to training yesterday.

Fellow striker Fraizer Campbell is a doubt after suffering a knockagainst Villa, while Phil Bardsley (shoulder) and George McCartney(hip) are also touch-and-go. Midfielder Bolo Zenden and centre-backJohn Mensah are ruled out. Lee Cattermole is a long-term absentee withknee ligament damage.

Team (from): Gordon,Fulop, Bardsley, Da Silva, Nosworthy, Ferdinand, Turner, Richardson,McCartney, Reid, Malbranque, Cana, Henderson, Campbell, Jones, Bent,Healy, Murphy.



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Source: Daily_Mail


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