Long-term injury absentee Peter Odemwingie is set to make his Stoke return on Saturday when Sunderland visit the Britannia Stadium.
Potters boss Mark Hughes has revealed Odemwingie, who has not been involved on a matchday since suffering a serious knee problem in August, will be among the substitutes for the Barclays Premier League clash with the Black Cats.
"Peter has looked really good, and whilst we don't want to compromise him, which we won't, he will be on the bench," said Hughes.
"It is a real...
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson appears set to remain available for selection after being charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming.
The Black Cats confirmed on Friday that, while they will continue to review the situation, their position "remains unchanged."
With the 27-year-old having been used as a substitute in each of the club's last three Premier League games, it seems that he could also be involved at Stoke on Saturday.
A club statement said:...
As manager Dick Advocaat takes Sunderland to Stoke on Saturday, attempting to rescue another dismal season, he needs all the motivational powers he can muster to avoid his dream of Premier League management turning into a nightmare.
With only six games left, ending with daunting visits to Arsenal and Chelsea, Sunderland simply cannot afford to lose at the Britannia Stadium. But on this season's form, they inevitably start the game as underdogs. Advocaat, a highly manager, knows this just as he...
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has been charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming, Durham Police said.
A statement from Durham Police read: "Adam Johnson, a professional footballer aged 27 from Castle Eden, County Durham has this afternoon been charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 years old, plus one offence of grooming.
"Johnson was initially arrested on Monday, March 2 and was charged after he answered his police bail...