Sunderland receive fitness boost with duo set to return against Hull

RETURN ... Ricky Alvarez.
RETURN ... Ricky Alvarez.
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RICKY ALVAREZ and Jack Rodwell are both in contention for Sunderland’s pivotal encounter at Hull City tomorrow.

Alvarez missed Saturday’s defeat at Manchester United with a knock, while Rodwell missed all of Sunderland’s February programme due to a groin injury.

However, the midfield pair are in the squad for the trip to the KC Stadium, where Sunderland will face a Hull side lying just one point and one place above them in the Premier League table.