Injury boost for Black Cats
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Sunderland look set for a boost on the injury front as striker Connor Wickham could be back in time to face Southampton on Sunday.
The young striker has been out of the side with a calf strain picked up at Chelsea last month, but he is closing in on a return in the crunch game with the Saints.
With Steven Fletcher absent through injury, and suspension keeping both Stephane Sessegnon and Craig Gardner out for the remainder of the campaign, Sunderland will be without their three top scorers against the Saints so the return of the England-Under-21 star would be crucial.