SUFFERING SESS’ SCAN
SUNDERLAND star Stephane Sessegnon is to undergo a scan after suffering an ankle injury in training.
The 28-year-old Benin international is a doubt for tonight’s friendly at Derby after injuring himself yesterday.
Boss Martin O’Neill is hopeful that the problem is only minor and that he could yet figure at Leicester on Saturday.
He said: “Sessegnon hurt his ankle in training and hopefully he will be okay for Saturday’s match.”
Sessegnon returned to training last week after being given an extended break after his country’s World Cup qualifiers at the end of last season.
He didn’t travel to Sweden for their friendly against Helsingborgs because he would have had to miss a day’s training to apply for a visa in person.
The player has been a big hit on Wearside since his £6million arrival from Paris St Germain in January 2011, but has been linked with a move away from the club this summer.
But O’Neill has said there has been no formal interest in him so far.