CHARLIE WYKE is in contention for Sunderland’s home game with Rotherham United tomorrow after completing his recovery from an ankle injury.

Wyke missed Saturday’s 3-1 win at Accrington Stanley through suspension after being dismissed at Peterborough United prior to the international break, but an ankle problem also meant the striker was unable to properly train last week.

He took part in a full session earlier today though, and is in contention for a starting spot as Sunderland prepare to return to action at the Stadium of Light tomorrow.

Sunderland boss Jack Ross said: “Duncan is obviously still out, but Charlie is back from suspension and is back from an ankle injury too.

“He had an ankle problem that meant he missed a bit of last week, but he’s back and he’s trained okay.

“We’re okay health-wise to be honest. We had a couple of players that were doubts for Saturday, but that played the game, so we’ll see how they are. They’re certainly not major doubts, but we’ll see how they are over the course of the rest of the day.”

While Ross was satisfied with Saturday’s victory at Accrington, he is pondering making changes tomorrow given the number of games that are looming in a short period of game.

The Black Cats head to Bolton at the weekend, take on Sheffield United in the third round of the Carabao Cup a week on Wedneday, and return to Wearside to host MK Dons just three days after the trip to Bramall Lane.

Ross said: “If you look at the two league games prior to the international break, with the Burnley game sandwiched in between, we played the same team against Peterborough that we did against Wimbledon. Of course because you lose that game, there’s a clamour that you should have made changes, and I’m not saying that clamour was wrong because you lose the game so in hindsight, you reflect upon it and say you should maybe tweak things according to what you’re going to face.

“At the weekend, we picked a team we thought was best suited for the match, and you’re probably only ever justified if you win the game. It will be the same for tomorrow night.

“We’ve got a lot of games in quick succession as well. It goes Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, midweek again, so we’ll pick a team that we think is the right one to win the game.”