Sunderland manager Paulo Di Canio has said that he will not rush injured striker Steven Fletcher back, despite the Scot’s desire to return to action immediately, the Guardian.
And although Di Canio is short of striking options, he will not bring Fletcher back into the fold until he is fully fit. He said: “If it depends on Steven, he can play now. He says ‘I can score; I can score; every game I can score now.
“I can understand him but we have to be sensible, we have to be intelligent. In my opinion it’s better to take another week after a few months out. Too accelerate him too much now would be very, very stupid. I tell him it’s for you, it’s for us.”
American Jozy Altidore is the only striker signed by Di Canio this summer so far, with Danny Graham having been allowed to join Hull City on a season-long loan.
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