Last Updated: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:05
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is set to check on the fitness of star trio Fraizer Campbell, Nicklas Bendtner and Stephane Sessegnon.
The Black Cats boss is trying to prepare his side for the Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle on Sunday but he needs to run the rule over the threesome to check their fitness levels after they all had parts to play internationally this week.
On loan striker Bendtner was substituted in Denmark's 2-0 defeat to Russia with reports suggesting he has turned his ankle so he will be assessed by the club's medical staff on his return.
Sessegnon came through Benin's goalless draw with Ethiopia on Wednesday unscathed but has had to undergo a 7,000 mile round trip so he too will be checked out.
Campbell played the last 13 minutes for England and is fine but has off field distractions after he became a father for the first time on Wednesday when his daughter was born.
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