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A selection of the latest SFC news and blog posts.
Maguire out for up to eight weeks Jack Ross has revealed that Chris Maguire will be out for up to eight weeks with a fractured fibula.
Ross' Bristol Rovers preview Jack Ross caught up with the media this afternoon to preview Saturday's Sky Bet League One meeting with Bristol Rovers.
O'Nien ready for the next hurdle Luke O'Nien caught up with safc.com earlier to preview Saturday's trip to Bristol Rovers.
Alex Rodman to miss out once again for Bristol Rovers Alex Rodman is set to miss his second game running as Bristol Rovers take on Sunderland in Sky Bet League One. - Alex Rodman is set to miss his second game running as Bristol Rovers take on Sunderland in Sky Bet League One.Winger Rodman missed the midweek draw with.
Press Conference: Sunderland boss Jack Ross reveals how Chris Maguire has taken leg break news The players have been, to their credit, they've remained consistent in their approach to training. Their mood has been good, it's been positive. The initial feeling after these games is that the frustration is evident and tangible within the changing room, but it subsides.
Sunderland suffer huge injury blow ahead of Bristol Rovers trip Sunderland manager Jack Ross has given an injury update ahead of his side's clash with Bristol Rovers this Saturday. Attacking threat, Chris Maguire was ruled out by the Black Cats' boss, giving the Gas a boost ahead of the contest. Ross said: "Chris has a fractured fibula, so he'll be out for, probably, between six to eight weeks.
Sunderland's Chris Maguire out for six to eight weeks with fractured fibula Sunderland have been dealt a blow after forward Chris Maguire was ruled out for up to eight weeks through injury. - Sunderland have been dealt a blow after forward Chris Maguire was ruled out for up to eight weeks through injury.The 30-year-old suffered a fractured.
News: Sunderland boss Jack Ross confirms that Chris Maguire has broken his fibula; out 6-8 weeks Sunderland manager Jack Ross confirmed this afternoon the rumour that had been circulated on social media regarding Chris Maguire's injury status, and that the attacker has broken a bone in his leg which will keep him out for up to two months.
U23 ticket information v Stoke Sunderland under-23s are in Premier League Cup action next Monday at Eppleton Colliery Welfare, kick-off 7pm.
Bristol Rovers full transcript: Graham Coughlan on Sunderland, the Pompey 'punch' and injury latest Every word from the Gas manager.
Bristol Rovers boss on Sunderland clash: 'You can smell when a big game is on the horizon' Bristol Rovers manager Graham Coughlan has tried to ramp up the pressure on Sunderland's players but it is a tactic they should be used to by now.
Meet The Branches: "Och Aye!" - It's the newly formed Scottish Sunderland Supporters Branch! Sunderland have a new supporters branch north of the border - and to find out more about what they get up to we spoke to Massive Lads Fan Rab, who heads the group up.
"Is Maguire's injury as bad as rumours suggest?" 3 questions to ask Jack Ross in today's presser Alim deserves his chance as much as the next man, though I do unfortunately feel he's not considered as a first team option while others - despite poor performances from each - are fit and able to play.
Talking Tactics: Sunderland's formation v Gills explained - no wingers & playing to strengths! In today’s Talking Tactics we look at two key areas for discussion from Tuesday night’s win over Gillingham - Sunderland’s formation, and the problems we have at the back which have to be ironed out sooner rather than later.
Ed Upson explains why Bristol Rovers have no fear taking on Sunderland on Saturday Midfielder Ed Upson says his side have shown enough quality in recent games to make them confident they can compete with Sunderland on Saturday. Rovers ran the Black Cats close at the Stadium of light back in December, losing 2-1 in manager Graham Coughlan's first game in charge, at that point as caretaker.
Roker Roundup: Exciting young winger linked with Sunderland is hoping to sign new contract An exciting young winger, who has been linked with a move to Sunderland, doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere as he’s set to sign a new deal with his current club Motherwell.
Former Sunderland loannee Ty Browning leaves Everton and makes a shock move Ty Browning struggled during Sunderland's dreadful relegation campaign from the Championship this season and he's now left Everton.
Paddy McNair, a revealing admission, Sunderland bewilderment & what happens next The 3-5-2 system with wing-backs has been one of Pulis's go-to set-ups this season and McNair has played there in the past for Manchester United - when he was the subject of a glowing reference from Louis van Gaal - and was recently urged by Northern Ireland's manager Michael O'Neill to embrace the idea of making that his full-time role.
Fan Letters: 'Attack! Attack! Attack!' - Readers reflect on Sunderland's tactics going forward I think it's time Jack Ross returns this team to what it does best. Clean sheets can sod off! Let's just focus on winning, and if thumping teams 4-2 is the way to do it, then why complain? We started the season like this, leaking a goal then going on to win 2-1 or 3-1 and everyone criticised Ross for not being able to stop us conceding.
Access All Areas v Gillingham Check out our latest YouTube feature, as we take you behind the scenes of Sunderland's home match against Gillingham.
Maguire to be assessed Chris Maguire will be assessed after he was forced off in the first-half of last night’s win over Gillingham, according to Jack Ross.
Quickfire highlights v Gillingham Recap Sunderland's 90-minute clash with Gillingham in 90 seconds.
Roker Roundtable: Sunderland are back on track - what area should we prioritise to improve next? There are no reinforcements coming to bolster the line and a cursory glance at the stable tells us we aren't drowning in talented defenders.
Finlay's Report: Could Sunderland's win v Gillingham prove to be a turning point in our season? Roker Report’s junior match reporter Finlay Anderson is back with his take on Sunderland’s win over Gillingham - and he wonders whether the result will act as a turning point for our season.
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