Defensive worry for Sunderland

Last Updated: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:18

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has an injury concern over defender John O'Shea for the Boxing Day trip to Everton but Wes Brown is out.

Republic of Ireland defender O'Shea landed badly on his shoulder during the insipid draw with Norwich last weekend and faces a late test on the problem before a decision is made.

Fellow defender Brown starts the first of a three-game ban for his sending off in the same game after his reckless tackle on Ricky van Wolfswinkel in injury time.

Keeper Keiren Westwood is still out with a shoulder injury and Carlos Cuellar is absent with a hip problem.

Have you an opinion on this story? Put your money where your mouth is and claim a free £25 bet.

Related news

Sunderland striker to get the nod

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:56

Poyet wants repeat at Chelsea

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:20

Wickham fears the drop

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:05

Poyet denies quit rumours

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:27

Duo miss out for Black Cats

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:05

Defender set for Sunderland exit

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:24

Striker looks to Sunderland stay

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:31

Poyet unsure over future

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:42

Poyet admits Giaccherini doubts

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:57

Poyet set for changes against Blues

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:08