May 27, 2024

Sunderland is gearing up to face Leeds United at Elland Road on Tuesday night, but they’ll have to do so without their star midfielder, Corry Evans. Evans, the club captain, has been sidelined all season due to a knee injury. Despite progressing in his recovery and featuring twice for the club’s U21s recently, a setback in training last week has ruled him out of contention for the upcoming match. Interim manager Mike Dodds revealed that while Evans is back in partial training, he won’t be fit for selection until later in the month.

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On a brighter note, Nazariy Rusyn has returned to training following a minor calf issue and might be available for the clash against Leeds United.

Following a disappointing 5-1 loss to Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland managed to bounce back with a goalless draw against Bristol City. Despite registering seven shots on target, they couldn’t find the breakthrough. Nonetheless, Dodds sees the performance as a foundation to build upon for their upcoming match against Leeds United. He emphasized that such a display should be the minimum expectation from his players, expressing frustration at their inability to convert chances. Dodds intends to maintain the same level of preparation and focus for Tuesday’s game, making it clear that mere effort won’t be applauded; they aim for tangible results.

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