Photos: Triple injury boost for Newcastle United as Chancel Mbemba, Papiss Cisse and Gabriel Obertan all train

Gabriel Obertan

The injured trio could be back to face Sunderland this weekend.

Newcastle United take on Sunderland in a crunch Tyne-Wear derby tomorrow afternoon, with both teams in the relegation fight.

Newcastle need a win to boost their survival chances in what will be Rafa Benitez's second game in charge of the club.

The Spaniard had just a few days notice ahead of his first game in charge, in which Newcastle improved, but lost to Leicester City 1-0.

For this fixture he has had a full weeks training and will be hoping that will improve his teams chances ahead of this massive fixture.

He has also received plenty of boosts on the injury front.

Chancel Mbemba has been one of the Newcastle summer signings who has impressed. Unfortunately the DR Congo international has been out of action since the start of February with an ankle injury.

But he was involved in training this week and could provide Newcastle with a timely lift.

Senegal striker Papiss Cisse also appears to be available. He has not featured for Newcastle in 2016 but was involved in training and could add some firepower up front for this massive game.

Gabriel Obertan, who has not played since September, also appears to be back fit.

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