Watson and Horswill should be fit for Millwall game

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ALTHOUGH Dave Watson and Mick Horswill missed training yesterday, Sunderland manager Mr Bob Stokoe is hoping to have a full strength turn-out for Saturday’s home game against Millwall, when supporters will have the opportunity of pointing the way ahead for the Sunderland club, writes Argus.

It is more than a year since Roker Park housed over 20,000 for a League game, but there is every indication that Saturday’s gathering will top that figure, with debut day for new striker John Hughes and defender Ron Guthrie the top attractions.

Watson has had a little swelling on a knee since the first FA Cup tie against Notts County. He has played two games since then and worked through a full training session on Tuesday. Yesterday, he stood down from training for rest and treatment.

Horswill, who has a stomach upset, missed yesterday’s work-out, too, but Mr Stokoe is hoping that both will be back in training and on call when he is ready to name his line-up at the end of tomorrow’s training session.

Story taken from the Sunderland Echo on January 25 1973.