Joel Lynch latest as Sunderland handed injury boost ahead of Fleetwood Town

Sunderland could welcome Joel Lynch back into their squad for the visit of Fleetwood Town.

Monday, 24th February 2020, 12:55 pm
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 3:56 pm

The centre back returned to training at the Academy of Light on Monday, with the club’s medical staff set to continue to monitor his reaction to a rib injury sustained at Portsmouth ahead of the clash with the Cod Army.

“Joel is back in training again today,” said manager Phil Parkinson.

“As long as he's had no reaction with his rib injury, we’ll assess him for tomorrow and with the weekend game in mind as well.”

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Joel Lynch could return for Sunderland against Fleetwood Town

Lynch will be competing with Alim Ozturk, Tommy Smith and Tom Flanagan for a place in the side upon his return.

Sunderland, meanwhile, have no fresh injury concerns following their 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Elliot Embleton remains a long-term absentee, but the remainder of Parkinson’s squad will be available for selection against Joey Barton’s Fleetwood.