McCartney On The Mend

Last updated : 18 August 2005 By Sam
The Black Cats defender, who has been sidelined with an ongoing hamstring injury is expected to resume first team training next week.

"I'm running again and hopefully it won't be long before I'm back. It's weeks rather than months," he told the clubs official website.

"I missed most of pre-season so I'll probably need a reserve game before I'm ready to play in the Premiership but the signs are good."