Aiden McGeady is in contention to return this weekend for Sunderland’s Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final against Charlton Athletic.
The Republic of Ireland winger has missed the Black Cats’ last four games with a foot injury sustained at Accrington Stanley at the start of April.
However, following a period of prolonged rest the 33-year-old is in decent shape to return to action for the Lads’ promotion decider at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, kick-off 3pm.
Speaking to the media at today’s press conference, Jack Ross provided an update that will be like music to Sunderland fans ears.
“He has a chance,” said Ross.
“The two weeks, break he had since being unavailable for the first leg against Portsmouth has helped him.
“We've spoken often enough for his need for a prolonged rest period for him, he won't get that until the summer, but this period of rest has come at a good time for him.
“We'll be building up his workload as the week goes on and he has a chance of being involved in the game,” he continued.
“We'll make a sensible decision, as we did for the second leg against Portsmouth, and give him every chance.”