Jack Ross faced the press today ahead of Sunderland's game with Accrington Stanley

Sunderland face injury concerns ahead of Accrington trip: Jack Ross' key press conference updates

Jack Ross faced the press ahead of Sunderland's clash with Accrington Stanley - and there was plenty on the agenda.

From injuries to home pressure, the Black Cats' chief covered a range of topics ahead of the televised clash as he faced the press at the Academy of Light. Scroll down and click through the pages for all the key updates from Ross' pre-match briefing:

"When youre in a league of 24 teams, you can only affect your own results. So, Ive never really got caught up too much in what other teams are doing."

1. Is Ross worried by Luton and Barnsley?

"When youre in a league of 24 teams, you can only affect your own results. So, Ive never really got caught up too much in what other teams are doing."
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"The group is as healthy as its been all season. That only strengthens the competition for places, but my challenge all the time is to find the right combination that will produce a positive result."

2. Ross on competition for places

"The group is as healthy as its been all season. That only strengthens the competition for places, but my challenge all the time is to find the right combination that will produce a positive result."
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"That game was probably one for both sides where you couldnt take much from it in terms of the conditions being so poor and obviously, deteriorated as the game went on."

3. Can he take anything from the abandoned Accrington clash?

"That game was probably one for both sides where you couldnt take much from it in terms of the conditions being so poor and obviously, deteriorated as the game went on."
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"Theres a very obvious psychological incentive for us to win on Friday and where it would take us. Then you can enjoy Saturday afternoon looking at other results coming in."

4. On putting pressure on the top two

"Theres a very obvious psychological incentive for us to win on Friday and where it would take us. Then you can enjoy Saturday afternoon looking at other results coming in."
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