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Talking in his pre-match press convention on Friday, Neil outlined the newest concerning the 21-year-old’s health scenario heading into right this moment’s conflict.
The Black Cats boss stated: “Leon was unwell and he educated on the Thursday and the Saturday final week, so he had solely completed a few days and, not like the remainder of the lads, he hadn’t completed the 90 minutes prior [in a pre-season friendly], as a result of during the last two friendlies all the opposite lads acquired 90 minutes underneath their belts and sadly Leon didn’t, in order that put him a bit behind the curve.
“However he has educated this week so he’s there, however equally the opposite lads have all educated as nicely so we’ll see the place we go tomorrow.”
As Neil talked about, the attacker was not included in Sunderland’s squad for his or her opening league sport of the season final weekend as they drew 1-1 with Coventry Metropolis.
Massive enhance for Sunderland
The Black Cats signed the 21-year-old on mortgage from Union Berlin final summer season. After making 22 League One appearances for the Wearside membership, by which he equipped 4 objectives and 4 assists, Sunderland signed him on a everlasting deal in Might.
Allowing for how Dajaku’s versatility allowed him to play on both facet of the midfield and assault final season, along with taking 23 pictures at aim and delivering 53 crosses, it’s protected to say that the German is a helpful asset for Neil and could possibly be an vital determine for them this season.
Whereas the Sunderland supervisor didn’t verify whether or not the teenager could be match sufficient to begin this afternoon, probably having him as an choice from the bench would nonetheless be a giant enhance for the Black Cats.
Ought to Leon Dajaku begin towards Bristol?
Having been unable to safe the three factors final weekend, having the German accessible then may have been sufficient to get Sunderland over the road and get their marketing campaign off to a profitable begin.
If the attacker is match sufficient to begin towards the Robins right this moment, Neil can have a troublesome choice to make as as to whether he contains the 21-year-old within the beginning XI or sticks with the identical staff which drew towards Coventry.