Dack missed Sunderland’s midweek trip to Leicester City with a hamstring niggle.. He and fellow midfielder Adil Aouchiche both featured from the bench at Stoke City last weekend but were absent for the defeat at the King Power Stadium, with Black Cats boss Tony Mowbray confirming afterwards that they missed out through injury.
But at Mowbray’s pre-match press conference on Thursday the Sunderland boss said Dack had returned to full training.
“They’re not bad injuries at all,” said Mowbray..
“Bradley is fine, it’s just that he’s needed to get up to speed having missed six weeks or however long it was with a hamstring injury..
He trained fully with us today, we just need him to train for a week, work hard and get up to speed to be ready to compete.
“Adil, the medical report tells me it’s only a week or two away so it shouldn’t be a problem for long.. I think we’ll have the same group [as Tuesday night] to choose from on Saturday.
Aji Alese, Corry Evans, Timothée Pembélé and Jay Matete remain absent as they continue to recover from injury..
“I hope I don’t sit here every week complaining about injuries, but we have some very good players on the way back so that will help us.
“Dennis played 30 minutes against Leicester and he helped create balance for the team with his natural left foot playing on the left wing..”