Encouraging Ross Stewart news as Sunderland prepare for Millwall and West Brom fixtures
Ross Stewart and Daniel Ballard have both been pictured on the Academy of Light training pitches ahead of Sunderland’s Championship match against Millwall.
The Black Cats will play their first competitive fixture for three weeks when they face The Lions at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, following the Championship’s World Cup break.
Stewart and Ballard have been sidelined with long-term setbacks, yet Black Cats boss Tony Mowbray said the pair 'aren't far away' during the squad’s warm-weather training camp in Dubai.
Stewart has since been training with the main group following the team's return to Wearside, while Ballard has also been stepping up his recovery on the grass.