Sunderland boss Jack Ross provides fitness update on Chris Maguire

Sunderland manager Jack Ross during the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton Athletic and Sunderland at The Valley on January 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Sunderland are due to take on Doncaster Rovers on Friday, and they need to get back to winning ways.

Sunderland manager Jack Ross celebrates on the final whistle during the Sky Bet League One match between Doncaster Rovers and Sunderland at Keepmoat Stadium on October 23, 2018 in...

Jack Ross has hinted to the Chronicle that Chris Maguire could come back into contention for Sunderland on Friday.

Sunderland are set to take on Doncaster Rovers on Friday evening, in a game which looks crucial to their season.

Promotion remains in Sunderland’s hands, but Ross’s side have picked up just one point out of their last six.

 

The Black Cats have now been overtaken by Barnsley and caught up by Portsmouth, and although they have a game in hand, the pressure is on at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland need to finish the season strongly, but they are currently having to deal with a great deal of injuries.

Ross’ men have a number of first-team players who are set to be ruled out over the Easter weekend.

Chris Maguire of Sunderland (L) is hauled back by Chris Solly of Charlton during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Charlton Athletic at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2018...

However, Maguire is one Sunderland man who could return to action.

"Chris trained Thursday and Friday a little bit, so potentially if he can get through a week's training he might come back into contention,” Ross said.

If Maguire does return to Sunderland’s line-up it will be the first time he has featured since February.

Chris Maguire celebrates the second Sunderland goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Peterborough United at Stadium of Light on October 2, 2018 in Sunderland,...

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