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Everything Tony Mowbray said about Ross Stewart, Dennis Cirkin and free agents ahead of Millwall fixture

Sunderland are preparing for this weekend’s match against Millwall at the Stadium of Light – and Black Cats boss Tony Mowbray held his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

The Black Cats were beaten 1-0 at Middlesbrough last time out, as top scorer Ross Stewart picked up a thigh injury in the warm-up.

Stewart is now set to be sidelined for at least six weeks, while defender Dennis Cirkin will also be unavailable against Millwall due to a hamstring issue.

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Millwall are a point behind Sunderland after eight games and recorded a 2-0 win over Cardiff last time out.

Sunderland head coach Tony Mowbray. Picture by FRANK REID

Here’s what was said at the Academy of Light as Mowbray spoke to the media:

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Key Events

  • Sunderland face Millwall at the Stadium of Light on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
  • Black Cats boss Tony Mowbray is set to held his pre-match press conference at earlier today.
  • Sunderland striker Ross Stewart has been ruled out for at least six weeks with a thigh injury.
  • Dennis Cirkin will also be sidelined for the Millwall match with a hamstring issue.
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There’s only one place to start, and that’s with Sunderland’s big injury setback.

Ross Stewart picked up a hamstring issue before Monday’s match against Middlesbrough and is now set to be sidelined for six to eight weeks - possibly longer.

Defender Dennis Cirkin will also miss the Millwall match due to a minor hamstring strain, but is expected to return in a fortnight.

We should get a full injury update from Mowbray later today.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Tony Mowbray’s pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s match against Millwall.

The Black Cats boss is set to speak to the media at 1pm today, and we’ll have live updates from the Academy of Light.

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