Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has confirmed that his squad will be without the services of midfielder Ricky Alvarez, winger Emanuele Giaccherini and defender Sebastian Coates for a month due to an injury.
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The trio will miss the club’s next three Premier League games – fixtures against Southampton, Arsenal and Crystal Palace.
They picked up the injuries during training, but Poyet is hopeful that the Black Cats can cope without their services.
Poyet told the club’s official website: “We have got a couple of little problems with Ricky Alvarez and Emanuele Giaccherini especially, plus a little bit with Sebastian Coates.”
“We think they are going to be out for around a month or so, so it is going to be around that limit, maybe one of them a little bit longer.”
“It is part of that and this is football and the bad side of football is the injuries, so we need to be a good group and a good squad to cope with certain special players getting injured.”
The Black Cats are currently sit 13th in the league table and will take on Southampton at St. Mary’s on 18th October.