By Amir Mir
Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has revealed that he is ready to make a return for the Everton clash on January 25.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper has been sidelined since December with a knee injury and is now set make a comeback after stating that his injury could have been a lot worse.
His return into David Moyes’ side is much needed as the highly-rated youngster was in tremendous form prior to spending a number of weeks in the treatment room.
The Black Cats sitting bottom of the Premier League table, recently lost their home clash against Southampton 4-0 with Vito Mannone between the sticks.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Pickford confirmed this positive update on his injury to supporters.
“The knee is fine now,” said Pickford. “I’ve had a good six to eight weeks off but I’ve been working really hard in the gym and getting my knee right and its fine now.
“Hopefully, I’ll be ready for Everton. My cruciate could have snapped but it’s still intact so I think I’ve got away with one there.”
Moyes’ side have conceded 46 goals from their 25 league games this term, but those stats don’t tell the story of how important Pickford has been for the struggling top tier club in recent months.
Nonetheless, Ronald Koeman’s side, who have picked up impressive wins during this campaign, will be looking to pile more misery on the north east side.
The Merseyside club have beaten the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal, while also picking up a point against Tottenham.
Now, Koeman’s men will he hoping, striker Romelu Lukaku, who scored four goals during his last home game, can lead them to three points.
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