Sunderland midfielder set for fitness test after picking up another niggling injury

Sunderland midfielder Ethan Robson has picked up another niggling injury – but Grimsby Town are hopeful the loanee could return to action this weekend.

Friday, 25th October 2019, 2:07 pm
Updated Friday, 25th October 2019, 6:32 pm

The 23-year-old has made a strong impression with the League Two side – whom he joined on a half-season loan – having netted three times already.

But he has missed the Mariners’ last two outings with a minor injury and is set to undergo a fitness test to determine whether he can be involved against Cheltenham Town.

Manager Michael Jolley remains optimistic that he could play a part.

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Ethan Robson has picked up another niggling injury

“We need to wait and see,” he said.

“We will give him as long as we can and we will check on him tomorrow [Friday] and make a decision closer to the game on Saturday.”

Robson had a minor injury when he joined Grimsby on deadline day, but has featured nine times since returning to action.