Portsmouth Checkatrade Trophy final opponents Sunderland suffer Will Grigg injury scare

Sunderland have suffered an injury scare over Will Grigg ahead of their Wembley date with Pompey.

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 2:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 2:16 pm
Will Grigg, who won the League One title with Wigan last season, has given current club Sunderland an injury scare

The prolific striker has been ruled out of Northern Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus.

According to ChronicleLive, the 27-year-old has returned to Sunderland for treatment, although details of his injury are not yet known.

Grigg has netted three times in 10 matches following his January transfer window switch from Wigan.

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That haul includes grabbing the winner in last weekend’s 2-1 triumph over Walsall, maintaining their League One placing of third.

The Black Cats have a number of attacking concerns in the build-up to the March 31 Checkatrade Trophy final clash with Pompey.

Duncan Watmore has been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign, while former Pompey loanee Chris Maguire is recovering from a broken leg.

In addition, striker Kaz Sterling, a loan signing from Spurs, is cup-tied.