Watch Jan Kirchhoff in action as he provides training boost for Sunderland

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Jan Kirchhoff has handed Sunderland a fitness boost after taking part in today's open training session.

The German midfielder has been sidelined since October with a hamstring injury.

Jan Kirchhoff

Jan Kirchhoff

But he took part in a low-intensity passing session at the Stadium of Light in front of thousands of fans as he stepped up his comeback bid, playing in a red bib in the centre of the pitch.

Boss David Moyes is hoping to have the influential player available for the last two months of the season.