Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones is confident that he will be fit to face Liverpool next Tuesday.
The Black Cats ace picked up a slight knock to his knee during last weekend's goalless draw at Arsenal.
However, he has joined his team-mates on a training break to Spain and fully expects to be in contention when Ricky Sbragia's side head to Anfield.
"It's a bit sore but I'm getting treatment and I'm pretty sure I'll be fine for the Liverpool game," Jones told the club's official website.
Sbragia is refusing to rule the Trinidad & Tobago international in or out of his plans for the trip to Merseyside and will check on Jones' condition nearer the time.
He said: "Kenwyne has not trained since the game. We are nursing him through. We will have to see how he is later in the week."
The Sunderland boss is also waiting on the fitness of Jones' strike partner Djibril Cisse.
The Frenchman is currently nursing an ankle injury sustained in training, but looks set to be given the all-clear to face his former club next week.
Sbragia added: "It looks like Djib will be okay.
"We won't take any risks, but he has done some running and he was fine."