Manager waiting on wing wizard.
Martin O’Neill says he’s not yet sure whether Adam Johnson will be fit to face Liverpool this weekend.
The winger was named in the England squad for the recent internationals but returned to Wearside with an injury.
Johnson, who joined Sunderland from Manchester City last month, has been doing some work on the training ground but O’Neill is unsure whether the new boy will be available for selection.
Asked about Johnson’s chances for the weekend’s game, O’Neill said: “Adam is progressing quite nicely, which is good, but I don’t know yet.
“He’s done some work with a couple of the other injured players, including Phil Bardsley and Wes Brown.
“It’s too early to know whether he’ll be available but it would be great if he could make it.”