Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett will give Lee Brown and Brett Pitman every chance to prove their fitness ahead of Thursday night’s League One play-off decider against Sunderland.
Sunderland boss Jack Ross will have a trio of key men back at his disposal for Saturday evening’s League One play-off semi-final, first-leg clash with Portsmouth.
Winger Aiden McGeady is ready to boost Sunderland’s bid for League One play-off glory as he prepares to return to training ahead of Saturday’s semi-final showdown with Portsmouth.
Southend boss Kevin Bond could take a gamble on striker Stephen Humphrys as he looks to secure the club’s League One status against promotion hopefuls Sunderland.
Fleetwood defender Harry Souttar will return to contention for the Sky Bet League One clash with promotion hopefuls Sunderland after suspension.
Sunderland boss Jack Ross will once again make a late check on winger Aiden McGeady ahead of the club’s revenge mission against Sky Bet League One promotion rivals Portsmouth.
Chris Maguire could return to contention for the first time since February when Sunderland host fellow promotion-chasers Doncaster.
New Rochdale boss Brian Barry-Murphy faces a major test to preserve his unbeaten start as promotion-chasing Sunderland head for the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday.
Strikes from Aiden McGeady and Will Grigg and a first senior goal from Kazaiah Sterling boosted Sunderland’s push for a top two spot in Sky Bet League One with a 3-0 win over relegation battlers Accrington.
Oliver Hawkins scored the winning penalty as Portsmouth claimed a 5-4 shootout victory against Sunderland in the final of the Checkatrade Trophy.