Sunderland boss Chris Coleman has provided an injury update ahead of his side’s League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Sunderland sit second-from-bottom in the League standings, with just two wins under their belts, and, as League leaders Wolves are the hosts on Saturday, Black Cats fans are expecting another winless result as they undergo an injury crisis.
Bryan Oviedo is ruled out until Christmas after limping off during the second half of their home defeat against Reading. His hamstring problem means that Brendan Galloway will most likely feature as left-back against the League leaders.
Paddy McNair also misses the trip to Molineux following a groin injury sustained in the warm-up to the Reading game, while Didier Ndong and Billy Jones remain sidelined despite recently returning to training.
Callum McManaman serves out his one-match suspension following his red card against Reading, while Chris Coleman is already without Duncan Watmore, Lamine Kone, Jonny Williams and Jack Rodwell who are all ruled out through various injuries.
Speaking ahead of his side’s trip to Molineux, Coleman expressed his worry at the injury crisis mounting at the Stadium of Light.
“As far as players coming back from injury are concerned, the earliest one will probably be Paddy McNair in the middle of next week.
“Bryan Oviedo is going to be out for another two or three weeks, Didier Ndong and Billy Jones did a light training session with us today which was very positive and a step forward but they are not ready yet.
“Then you’ve got the long-termers like Duncan and Jonny. Lamine Kone will be four to six weeks maybe, Jack maybe another week. And of course it is a shame that Callum is suspended.
“It feels as though it is bad news after bad news at the moment, but we have to keep believing.
“We have to try and turn things round on the pitch with what we have already got, at least until we reach the January transfer window.”
Chris Coleman will at least be boosted by the return of striker James Vaughan, who sat out the game against Reading after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season at Burton Albion.