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Friday 19 September 2014

John O'Shea fighting to be fit for Sunderland's trip to Everton

Published 24/12/2013 | 08:36

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John O’Shea reacts after scoring an own goal against Tottenham
John O’Shea reacts after scoring an own goal against Tottenham

Sunderland defender John O’Shea is in a race against time to be fit for the Boxing Day fixture against Everton at Goodison Park.

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The Republic of Ireland international damaged a shoulder during Saturday's goalless Barclays Premier League draw with Norwich at the Stadium of Light and is being assessed and is one of a number of defensive injuries facing manager Gus Poyet.

Wes Brown begins a three-match ban following his dismissal against the Canaries, while keeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder) and defender Carlos Cuellar (hip) are still out.

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