‘Been an absolute great asset’ – These Sunderland fans are reeling after latest injury blow

Sunderland have received a huge injury blow, with manager Phil Parkinson admitting things ‘do not look good’ for on-loan defender Bailey Wright, as revealed by the official club site.

Wright has been a strong figure in their recent upturn in form but limped off in the second half of their 1-0 win against Oxford with suspected ankle ligament damage.

Speaking about the injury after the game, the former Bolton boss was not hopeful of a quick recovery.

“It doesn’t look good, that’s all I can say,” he said. “Obviously it’s a bit early [to make an assessment] but it looks like quite a bad injury which is a blow, but Alim has come on and done well.”

“We made the change at Tranmere, but it was a tough call. Bailey has been excellent for us but if he is out for a period, Alim (Ozturk) comes in and there’s no problem with that at all. Alim has a great personality, he is a great lad and while he has been out of the team he has trained well and that’s really important.”

Consistency has been a key factor in their recent team selection, something Parkinson acknowledges.

“We have gone with the same team for quite a period of time now and sometimes it can be difficult to keep those other lads going but, as I keep saying, they have been outstanding and they have driven the other lads on.”

Alim Ozturk ios a more than capable replacement, but that hasn’t stopped some Black Cats’ fans expressing concern on social media.



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