Team news: Alese returns to training

Tony Mowbray offered a team news update in his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s second-leg clash at Kenilworth Road.


The Sunderland Head Coach confirmed both Alex Pritchard and Patrick Roberts are “touch and go” ahead of tomorrow night.


The Black Cats boss also provided an update on the fitness of Aji Alese, who has been missing for an extended period of time with a thigh problem.


“Alese trained today which is good. I’ve discussed with him maybe being on the bench.


“A 6ft3 kid who can run up and down all day. If we get him on the pitch and they’re chasing a goal, putting it in our box, it’ll be good to have someone over the height of 6ft in there to try and head it out.


“We’re not too far away from where we were the other day.”

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