Sunderland injury news: Tony Mowbray reveals two doubts for West Bromwich Albion game

Sunderland are monitoring two injury doubts ahead of West Brom's visit on Monday night but Tony Mowbray says he is close to having his full squad available for selection.

Alex Pritchard and Luke O'Nien haven't trained this week but Mowbray is hopeful that he will both be fit to take their place in the squad.

Mowbray also revealed on Thursday that both Dan Ballard and Edouard Michut are closing on a return from their injuries - and could feature over the course of the festive fixtures.

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"Alex Pritchard hasn't trained yet this week, he came off last weekend after feeling a bit of tightness in his groin but I think he'll be fine," Mowbray said.

"Luke O'Nien hasn't been training but he was out there running out today and he's a warrior - so I'm pretty confident that he'll be OK.

"Dan Ballard has been in full training the last couple of days and I think we're now looking at potentially giving him some game time at Reading away in the U21s on Monday night. That'll be him pretty much up and running if he comes through that as well, he looks really powerful and impressive.

"We're nearly getting to the point where everyone is available - Edouard Michut is out there and should be ready to train [fully] next week. Fingers crossed we can keep him fit and then these selection issues become even bigger and it's up to me to pick the right team to win games."

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West Brom are improving rapidly from the early stages of the season having won their last three games under new head coach Carlos Corberan.

Dan Ballard is closing in on a Sunderland returnDan Ballard is closing in on a Sunderland return
Dan Ballard is closing in on a Sunderland return