Steve Bruce has provided an injury update ahead of tomorrow night’s relegation six-pointer against Brighton.
The good news is that Miguel Almiron has “got a chance” of being fit for the game, with this coming after the Paraguayan was spotted back in training yesterday.
Although it was to be expected, Bruce has confirmed that the game will too soon for Callum Wilson and Fabian Schar.
He insists that both are progressing well – tipping Wilson to be fit after the upcoming international break – however both will be missing along with Allan Saint-Maximin.
The Frenchman has been spotted running again, but Bruce says his ‘nasty’ muscle injury will take time to fully recover.
Here’s what Bruce has had to say on all of the above, along with his comments on Jacob Murphy following a game changing cameo against Villa:
Bruce on Almiron
“We’ll see how he is.
“Miguel’s got a chance [for tomorrow] – we’ll see.”
Bruce on Wilson, ASM and Schar
“They (Wilson and Almiron) are both back on the grass,”
“Callum is stepping up his rehabilitation. The international break has come at a good time for us because it gives us another couple of weeks – by the end of it, we’re hoping he’ll be there or thereabouts.”
“The same goes for Saint-Maximin.
“We knew Saint-Maximin and Callum, in particular, were nasty muscle injuries, which were obviously going to take time. You have to let nature take it’s course.
“Schar’s still recovering. He had an operation his knee and I think he is five or six weeks in.
“They have set rehabilitation (plans) – he’s progressing nicely, and everything’s in place, but it’s still a bit too early for him.”
Bruce on Jacob Murphy:
“I thought he was very, very bright when he came on [against Villa].
“We like Jacob, he trains well every day and gives us a different option with his pace and directness.
“He had an impact last week which is what we’re looking for.”