Sunderland see key man suffer injury setback as update offered on trio

Lee Johnson says that Bailey Wright has suffered a slight setback on his return from injury – while also offering updates on Jordan Jones and Aiden O’Brien.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 10:00 am

There were hopes that the Australian centre back could have been fit in time for last Sunday’s win over Tranmere Rovers, but he missed that game and the midweek win over Accrington Stanley.

And head coach Johnson says that the desire to get Wright fit for the Papa John’s Trophy final led to a ‘frustrating’ setback for the defender, while suggesting Jones will also be set for a spell out the side.

Aiden O’Brien is expected to return soonest of the trio.

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"First to return would probably be O’Brien,” said Johnson.

"Second Jordan, and Bailey – they’ll be pretty close.

"With the Bailey one, it’s a bit frustrating because sort of maybe pushed him a little bit too early to try and make the final, and that just set him back a little bit.”