Injury boost for Poyet

by Stuart Vose

Gardner and Brown both back in training.

Head coach Gus Poyet has revealed that he should have a near fully-fit squad to choose from ahead of the home clash with Crystal Palace.

Both Wes Brown and Craig Gardner missed last weekend’s game at Hull with knocks, with Poyet adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach.

But the duo have resumed full training with their team-mates, leaving goalkeeper Keiren Westwood as the only player on the injury list.

“Team-wise everybody is fit, which is amazing,” Poyet said. “Craig Gardner is back in full training with us, and Wes has trained for the last three days.”