Sunderland ace Kieran Richardson in fitness fight

INJURY BLOW ... Kieran Richardson.

INJURY BLOW ... Kieran Richardson.

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KIERAN Richardson’s chances of returning to the fold for Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final have been hit after the Sunderland left-back suffered a relapse in training.

Richardson missed last Saturday’s victory over Liverpool after succumbing to the calf strain sustained in the closing stages of the Tyne-Wear derby six days earlier.

Black Cats boss Martin O’Neill had been hopeful of having Richardson back at his disposal for this weekend’s trip to Goodison Park as Sunderland look to secure a place in the final four of the cup.


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