Sunderland boss reveals the injury latest after Dylan McGeouch scare

Chris Maguire missed the Middlesbrough game through injury
Chris Maguire missed the Middlesbrough game through injury
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Jack Ross is hopeful that Dylan McGeouch will be fit in time to face Charlton Athletic next weekend.

McGeouch was substituted early in the 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough due to a calf problem but Ross does not believe the injury to be serious at this stage.

Ross also added that he expected Chris Maguire to be fit for the start fo the campaign after missing out at the Riverside.

He said: "He had a tightness in his calf.

"He had a similar injury towards the end of the St Mirren game but in the other one. He missed a couple of days training this week. We’ll have to see how he is over the next couple of days but generally he looks after his body really well these days, he’s learned that over the years and generally heals quite quickly.

"Hopefully it’ll settle down and we’ll have him available [for Charlton] because he’s been influential, even tonight he was good for us.

Lee [Cattermole] is ill so isn’t available. Chris [Maguire] has a knock from training but should be back with us at the start of next week.

"Bryan only came back on Monday, having had a few weeks off after the World Cup, so he’s only had a few days. Even tonight we weren’t going to include him in the squad but obviously we needed to have in there just in case.

"The type of character he is, he’s no problem, he remains in the squad for the time of the being and we’ll see how it progresses."