The former Manchester United defender Wes Brown has had a tough life at Sunderland ever since completing the move a few seasons ago. The manager Martin O’Neill has now confirmed that he will not be available for selection until New Year.
This is a major injury worry for the 33-year-old, who has had a stop start career in the last few seasons. Wes Brown was a Manchester United youth academy product, but he was recently allowed by Sir Alex Ferguson to sign for Sunderland. Sunderland escaped relegation in the most impressive fashion following the arrival of Martin O’Neill last season.
However, the former Aston Villa man has been unable to recreate the magic this season as well, but this has been partly down to the huge number of injury problems including the absence of Wes Brown for a number of matches. O’Neill said a few weeks before that he expected Brown to be back in the thick of first-team action, but he has apparently suffered a setback in his recovery. As a result, he will not be available until New Year. This is a major blow to the team because Wes Brown is one of the experienced defenders within the squad.
“Wes had a setback in his recovery. He was training with us and doing well when he had a setback and we will assess how much of a setback it is. He wants to see a specialist who was on holiday last week so he hadn’t ability to do that. The fella is down in London, he knows Wes inside out and he is the man Wes wants to see,” said Martin O’Neill. It has been a difficult first 13 games for Sunderland, but they finally managed a respectable result in the form of the 3-1 win over Fulham.