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Sunderland: Edouard Michut back in training after strain

An update has emerged on Sunderland gem Edouard Michut and his current injury situation ahead of the clash with Reading on Wednesday night…

What’s the latest?

The Sunderland Echo’s James Copley quoted a video put out by the club and pointed out that the French midfielder is back in training after recovering from a knock.

“Michut out on the grass training after a minor injury. You love to see it,” he said.

This comes after Tony Mowbray revealed, last week, that the summer signing had suffered a strain and would be behind the other new arrivals in terms of his fitness.

He is now out on the grass with the rest of the team and could be in contention to make his Championship debut this week if the manager decides that he is ready.

Mowbray should be buzzing

Sunderland’s head coach should be buzzing to have Michut back in training as it could be a big boost for the team in the upcoming matches.

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Middlesbrough provided Mowbray with his first taste of defeat in charge of the club as they beat his side 1-0 earlier this month, after a 3-0 win in his first match against Rotherham.

The Black Cats struggled for creativity from midfield in the loss. Daniel Neil, Corry Evans, Jack Clarke, and Lynden Gooch all failed to create a single chance in the match, whilst Alex Pritchard managed one key pass.

Michut could now come in and provide a spark in the middle of the park if he is deemed fit enough to play after returning to first-team training. He is a playmaking midfielder who could use the ball effectively to create chances for the players ahead of him, opening up space for the likes of Pritchard and Ellis Simms to do damage in the final third.

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Football talent scout Jacek Kulig previously claimed that he has “natural football IQ” and described him as “highly technical and creative“.

It has also been noted that the gem is press resistant and excels at playing the ball forward and progressing play for his team whilst in possession, which suggests that he has the ability to make things happen at the top end of the pitch.

He offered a glimpse of the quality he can provide on the ball in his 70 minutes of Ligue 1 action for PSG last season as he provided one assist and completed 94% of his attempted passes.

Therefore, the 19-year-old could be the creative link that Sunderland were missing at the Riverside and that is why Mowbray should be delighted with the big boost that Michut’s return could provide.

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