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Poyet gives Fletcher update

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Head coach happy with striker's progress.

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet says there is a ‘big possibility’ that striker Steven Fletcher could feature for the Black Cats at Swansea on Saturday.

Poyet told SAFSee that the Scottish international’s progress in his recovery is good news and he is looking forward to the former Wolves man playing a key part this season.

“There is a big possibility [Fletcher will feature],” Poyet said. “It’s some of the very good news from this week.

“Every player is important but we know in football that there is a few positions that are key; the goalkeeper, the spine of the team and the main man up front scoring goals.

“We need goals; we need players who have got the ability and Fletcher is one of those players.

However, Poyet, who made over 180 Premier League appearances for Chelsea and Tottenham, says the staff at the Academy of Light will still be cautious with the front man who has suffered two long-term injuries in the calendar year.

“It’s funny because we are trying to make him train as much as we can but without breaking him,” he added.

“We are nearly there and I’m sure he’s also happy to be part of the team trying to get ready for Saturday.”