Sunderland manager Lee Johnson has stayed that Corry Evans and two others are well ahead of schedule as they close in on returning to full fitness. In his latest update on the injury victims in his team, the Sunderland boss said that Denver Hume, Corry Evans and Dennis Cirkin are all nearing full fitness after their recent spell on the sidelines. According to him, all the three players were involved in a light training session at the Academy of Light on Wednesday morning thus providing the Black Cats with a big boost ahead of the festive period fixtures.



The Black Cats are back in form after theirĀ  recent poor form but injuries continue to affect the Lee Johnson-led team negatively and the latest update on club skipper Corry Evans, Denver Hume and Dennis Cirkin is a big boost. They are already missing the services of players such as Lynden Gooch, Aiden McGeady and Niall Huggins due to respective injuries.

Evans, Cirkin and Hume won’t be in the Sunderland squad for the Ipswich Town game this weekend, but they are not far behind in their bid to join the matchday squad.

Sunderland boss Johnson said they can be able to control the injury chaos thanks to the imminent return of Hume, Evans and Cirkin to his team.

Hume has missed the past weeks due to an ankle injury, but his manager says his return from injury is imminent as he has looked good after three of four days of training. On Cirkin and Evans, Johnson said they are been keenly watched on their return to light training as they are not out of the woods yet.

For Corry Evans, the Sunderland boss said that the Northern Ireland international is still feeling a little pain in his quad. For Cirkin who has just recovered from double hernia, Johnson said that the issue is coping with striking the ball at full tilt.