Sunderland v Tottenham preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:52

Sunderland v Tottenham preview

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will make a late decision on midfielder Jordan Henderson before naming his team to face Spurs.
The 20-year-old, who withdrew from England Under-21 duty in midweek with a groin-cum-hamstring problem, was training on Friday for the first time and is rated at 50-50.
Keeper Craig Gordon should be fit after returning early from the Scotland camp with a knee problem.
Michael Turner and Fraizer Campbell (both knee) have returned to light training, but are still some way from being available, but skipper Lee Cattermole (back), David Meyler and Danny Welbeck (both knee) remain on the casualty list.
Tottenham will be without Gareth Bale (back), Rafael van der Vaart (calf) and Luka Modric (appendix).
Peter Crouch did not report for England duty thanks to a back injury he picked up against Bolton and is also a doubt for tomorrow’s game.
Jonathan Woodgate came through a reserve match in midweek and is available but fellow defenders Ledley King (groin) and Younes Kaboul (knee) are unavailable.
Sunderland (from): Gordon, Mignolet, Onuoha, Bardsley, Richardson, Angeleri, Ferdinand, Bramble, Mensah, Muntari, Riveros, Henderson, Malbranque, Elmohamady, Sessegnon, Colback, Gyan, Adams, Cook, Reed.
Spurs (from): Gomes, Pletikosa, Cudicini, Hutton, Corluka, Gallas, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto, Khumalo, Woodgate, Dawson, Sandro, Palacios, Jenas, Lennon, Pienaar, Crouch, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe.

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