Sunderland manager Jack Ross is looking forward to a midweek break from football for the first time in nearly a month.
The Black Cats have played at least twice every 7 days since mid December over a packed Christmas schedule.
And the break couldn’t have arrived at a better time, with illness affecting Josh Maja alongside injuries to Duncan Watmore and George Honeyman.
The Scot tells Sun FM Sport, Honeyman is aiming for a return following a small break from league games:
Sunderland face a trip to Scunthorpe United this Saturday.