SUNDERLAND have come through the first leg of the League One play-off semi final against Sheffield Wednesday unscathed but Nathan Broadhead still remains an injury concern for the Black Cats.

The striker missed the 1-0 at the Stadium of Light on Friday night due to a muscle injury he picked up in the win over Morecambe.

It appears that the coaching staff will make another late call on the 24-year-old who has scored 13 goals in 25 games this season as Alex Neil said: “He’s on the shelf and we’ll make a decision on him.”

Excluding the likes of Carl Winchester who has an ankle problem, the good news is that there are no fresh injuries as Neil continued: “The lads were in yesterday. We brought them in the afternoon. As always with night games, it’s difficult to sleep but they will get a good rest. They will be in again this afternoon and then we’ll take everything with how they are. Certainly nothing reported as of yesterday.”

They go into tomorrow’s game at Hillsborough looking to seal a spot at Wembley in the final of the League One play-offs where they will face either Wycombe Wanderers or MK Dons.

The Sunderland head coach detailed what they plan for him and his squad is between now and kick-off tomorrow night.

He added: “We’ll travel down today. The lads want to get down there and get themselves settled in. Tomorrow will be a walk, breakfast, lunch, a meeting. We’ll go through all of the stuff in terms of what they look like, what we’re going to be doing.

“We’ll do a little bit on the grass today so normal pre-match stuff.”

He also detailed that there will be no special treatment for this game and they will go through the same processes as they usually would for a game.

“It’s another game so we approach it in the same manner” said Neil.

“We understand the magnitude of the game but it is what it is. If you’re going to do anything extra special, my question would be why don’t you do that every game?

“Our preparation is as thorough as it can be and it will be the same again tomorrow.”