Boost- Tony Mowbray beleives Sunderland Star has finally overcome injury problems

TONY MOWBRAY believes Niall Huggins has overcome his injury problems and is capable of playing three games in a week if necessary.


Huggins has been plagued by injuries since joining Sunderland from Leeds United in the summer of 2021, with a string of minor ailments limiting him to just a handful of professional matches prior to the start of the current season.


The York-born defender finished pre-season this summer eager for an opportunity to show he had put his difficulties behind him, and it came when Aji Alese and Dennis Cirkin were injured, opening up a space at left-back.


Niall Huggins - SAFC


Huggins has grabbed it with both hands, and he is almost guaranteed to start this evening’s home game against Watford and Saturday’s Wear-Tees derby against Middlesbrough if he keeps healthy.


That hasn’t always been the case, but Mowbray sees no reason why the 22-year-old’s injury problems should resurface, considering the success of his most recent comeback.


“Not once have I seen him say, ‘I need to miss (training) today, this is a bit sore or that’s a bit tight, can I have a day off, gaffer?'” said the Sunderland manager. I’m feeling this or that, but I’ll be fine in a few days’.

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