Collins ruled out of Sunderland clash


Big SamSam Allardyce has ruled James Collins out of the trip to Sunderland on Monday evening and has a couple of other central deensive concerns.

Speaking to the broadcasting media today he said:  “James Collins doesn’t have a chance as he’s pulled a calf muscle.

“James Tomkins got a bad knock which we’re looking at and we’ll wait until Sunday, but we think he’s going to be OK.

“Roger Johnson got a big lump under his eye and we were worried that he might have slightly fractured the bone, but he hasn’t.

“We should have Winston Reid back from illness and Matt Jarvis will be back with us as well after a slight thigh injury, so the squad is looking OK and there are plenty of players available for selection.”

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