Lee Johnson press conference RECAP: Sunderland team news and injury latest ahead of Accrington Stanley clash

Sunderland will return to action this weekend – with Lee Johnson’s side set to face Accrington Stanley at the Stadium of Light.

Friday, 10th September 2021, 5:54 pm

The Black Cats haven’t played for two weeks after their game against Sheffield Wednesday was postponed due to international fixtures.

There was plenty on the agenda as Johnson spoke to the media this afternoon.

Scroll down to see what the Black Cats boss had to say:

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Lee Johnson press conference RECAP

Last updated: Friday, 10 September, 2021, 18:01

  • Sunderland will host Accrington Stanley in League One this weekend.
  • Lee Johnson will held his pre-match press conference earlier today.
  • Accrington are level on points with Sunderland at the top of League One - having played a game more.

Reaction to Hume’s new contract

Johnson is bound to be asked about Denver Hume, who signed a new two-year deal at Sunderland yesterday.

The defender was out of contract this summer and initially turned down a new deal as he recovered from a hamstring injury at the Academy of Light.

Hume has returned to training, yet it’s unclear when he’ll be available at this stage.

We should get an update from Johnson when he speaks to the press at 1:30pm.

Read more about Hume’s contract saga HERE

Johnson named Manager of the Month

Hopefully it’s the first of many.

Johnson was named the League One Manager of the Month for August earlier today.

Johnson won the award ahead of Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth and Leam Richardson of Wigan who were also nominated.

Sunderland beat Wigan, Wimbledon and Wycombe at the Stadium of Light in August, while claiming a 2-1 win at MK Dons.

The side’s only defeat came at Burton, when the Black Cats were beaten 1-0 despite creating enough chances to win the match.

Reacting to the news, Johnson said: “This is presented as an individual award, but there is no doubt that it is for the collective.

“It has been a really nice month for us, but it is only been achievable by top attitudes displayed throughout the club.

“There are so many people that work extremely hard for that carrot at the end of the week and sometimes they don’t get the credit for that, so it’s a nice award for us a wider club.”

Sunderland are back in action this weekend - with Accrington Stanley set to visit the Stadium of Light.

Black Cats boss Lee Johnson is set to hold his pre-match press conference at 1:30pm today and there is bound to be plenty on the agenda.

We’ll have live updates from the press conference at the Academy of Light.

Stick around and refresh the page for live updates.

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