Sunderland's top-scorer Darren Bent is optimistic about his chances of returning in time for Monday's Premier League clash with Everton at the Stadium of Light.
The England striker has not played for the Black Cats since their derby defeat to Newcastle on October after being sidelined with a hamstring injury, and missed England's 2-1 defeat to France on Wednesday night.
Bent has returned to training and believes he has a 60% chance of featuring in Sunderland's home tie against the Toffees.
"I'd say it is about 60 per cent me being able to play," Bent told Sky Sports News. "As long as I work hard in the next couple of days and do the right preparation then I should be there."