Bendtner fit for Cup clash

Bendtner fit for Cup clash

Striker Nicklas Bendtner is expected to be fit for Sunderland’s FA Cup quarter-final trip to Everton tomorrow.

The Denmark international left the field on a stretcher with a knee problem during the closing stages of last weekend’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League win over Liverpool, but has made a rapid recovery.

However, full-back Kieran Richardson is losing his battle to recover from a calf problem in time and Wayne Bridge could continue, while suspended pair Lee Cattermole and Stephane Sessegnon and injured duo Wes Brown (knee) and Titus Bramble (Achilles/calf) remain on the sidelines.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Gordon, Bardsley, Bridge, O’Shea, Turner, Kilgallon, Kyrgiakos, Lynch, Gardner, Larsson, Elmohamady, McClean, Vaughan, Meyler, Colback, Bendtner, Wickham, Ji, Campbell.

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