Sunderland boss Alex Neil has said that Leon Djaku is set to miss the game against Queens Park Rangers. He has also provided some updates on his injury.
The manager has also spoken of what he expects from the game. He has also spoken adapting to the Championship this season.
SUNDERLAND TEAM NEWS FOR THE QUEENS PARK RANGERS MATCH
Sunderland boss has said that he expects Leon Djaku to miss the match. The player has suffered a recurrence of a thigh problem. He got the problem during the match against Bristol City in the last weekend. He has also said he expects no further injury concerns before the match. Alex Neil expects the players to be ready and warmed up for the match.
He said, “I doubt it,” said Neil when asked if Dajaku could feature against QPR.”He’s got a recurrence of a thigh problem he had and that’s what ruled him out the other night.” The manager also said that, “He added: “As far as I am aware at the moment, yeah, there are not too many concerns. Sunderland will be hoping to win back-to-back league matches.
ALEX NEIL WILL BE LOOKING FOR A BIG STATEMENT FROM HIS PLAYERS
The players will be also looking to respond with a win after a disappointing loss against Sheffield Wednesday. The loss thrashed them out of the Carabao Cup. Whereas QPR will look to continue winning games after their win against Middlesbrough. QPR will be managed by Michael Beale. He has worked alongside Steven Gerrard against Rangers and Aston Villa.
Alex Neil has also said players need to be in their top form in all the games this season. He has also apologized to Sunderland fans for playing a weak starting 11 against Sheffield Wednesday in the cup match. The coach explained that he did not want to risk their important players for the cup match. However, he has promised fans of a big performance in the match against QPR.
Alex Neil said, “We have proved we can hold our own at this level and we have worked extremely hard to take something from our first two games, but we must continue that today because we’re only two games in and we have a lot of work to do.”
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