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Sunderland: Leon Dajaku back in training for Black Cats

Sunderland have been handed a big injury lift over Leon Dajaku’s fitness ahead of the League One play-off final… 

What’s the talk?

According to the Sunderland Echo, the German winger is now back in training with the rest of the first-team squad, joining in with the group on Thursday.

The report claims that he has been out of action since March due to illness and went back to Germany for treatment in recent weeks. He has now recovered from his ailment and is back out on the pitch with just over a week to go until the final at Wembley.

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Alex Neil will be delighted

This is a major boost for the Black Cats and one which will leave head coach Alex Neil delighted, as Dajaku has the potential to be a match-winner for Sunderland.

He has directly contributed to seven goals in 14 League One starts throughout an injury-plagued and illness-hit campaign. The forward has chipped in with four goals and three assists from out wide, which shows that he can have a big impact whenever he is fit to play.

In League One, he has registered seven shots on target and scored four goals, missing one ‘big chance’ in the process. This suggests that he has been clinical in front of goal when he has found himself with an opportunity to find the net, which is a useful attribute to have with the Black Cats facing a mammoth clash against Wycombe at Wembley next week.

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Dajaku has also put his foot in and shown fight for Sunderland. He has made 1.4 tackles and interceptions per game, frequently tracking back and attempting to help out his defensive team-mates by winning the ball back off the opposition.

Promotion is on the line for both clubs and Neil will want as many of his players available as possible, including the German. Whilst the 21-year-old may not be fit enough to start, having been out of action since March, he can have a say in the game if he comes off the bench.

Therefore, the ex-Preston and Norwich boss will be delighted to have him back as an option heading into the clash with Wycombe. Dajaku has the potential to be a key player for the Black Cats, from the start or off the bench, and his return to training is a timely one for the Wearside club.

AND in other news, Neil must seal Sunderland swoop for “outstanding” 24 y/o machine who scores every other game…

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