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Sunderland’s Jack Rodwell fit to face Crystal Palace

Last summer's big buy Jack Rodwell
Last summer's big buy Jack Rodwell

JACK RODWELL will return to the Sunderland squad for tomorrow’s visit of Crystal Palace after recovering from injury.

Rodwell missed last weekend’s Wear-Tyne derby with a hamstring problem, but as the Echo reported earlier this week, it was only a minor knock and boss Dick Advocaat confirmed today that the £10million midfielder will be fit to face Palace.

It is a timely return to action from Rodwell, with fellow midfielder Seb Larsson serving the first game of a two-match ban.

Rodwell is likely to come straight back into the side in place of Larsson, although Advocaat also has Liam Bridcutt and Adam Johnson available as contrasting options.