SUNDERLAND striker and top scorer Ross Stewart has been in training ahead of the their game this weekend against Ipswich Town after being monitored for a shoulder injury.

Manager Lee Johnson revealed that he will receive injections to lighten the load on his firing frontman, who has got 10 goals to his name this season.

After the beginning of his Black Cats career has hampered by injury following his signing in January this year, Stewart has been in great form this season and has become a major part of Sunderland's attack.

They’ll also be hopeful that there will be no after effects from recent run-outs for striker Nathan Broadhead and winger Lynden Gooch who also made comebacks from injury in last week’s Papa John’s Trophy tie.

Broadhead has been managing a hamstring tear for the last few weeks but got minutes under his belt in last week's game against Bradford City as did Gooch, who has been out with a foot problem.

Alex Pritchard looks to have shaken off a troublesome neck problem after completing 90 minutes in the Papa Johns Trophy. 

Black Cats winger Aiden McGeady is expected to be available for the weekend after serving a one-match suspension for receiving a red card in the defeat to Rotherham United. 

While Ipswich have invested heavily in their squad over the summer, they’ve failed to live up to the bookmakers odds as they sit ninth in the table. They make the trip to the Stadium of Light this weekend where Sunderland have lost just one game on home soil in League One this season.