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Sunderland boss stands by his keepers

Simon Grayson has defended his struggling goalkeepers after more criticism of summer signing Jason Steele.

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Sam Allardyce, left, has ruled himself out of the Scotland job, but says David Moyes, top right, would be his choice to replace Gordon Strachan, below.

Sam Allardyce rules himself out of Scotland job - but says David Moyes should replace Gordon Strachan

Former Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of the running to be the new Scotland boss - and has backed his successor David Moyes for the job.

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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson.

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson reacts to QPR draw and urges everyone to stick together after tensions grow

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson says he accepts fan frustrations after the Black Cats dropped more points at home to QPR but has urged everyone to stick together.
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Lamine Kone watches from the bench at Preston. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland boss discusses Lamine Kone, John O’Shea and his centre-back options

Simon Grayson has backed Lamine Kone to fight his way back into the Sunderland team, but admits that he feels vindicated by John O’Shea’s performance at Preston.

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Lamine Kone.

Sunderland boss discusses Lamine Kone, John O’Shea and his centre-back options

Simon Grayson has backed Lamine Kone to fight his way back into the Sunderland team, but admits that he feels vindicated by John O’Shea’s performance at Preston.

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Sunderland's Didier Ndong in action against Preston two weeks ago

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson believes point and performance at Preston can be Black Cats’ turning point

Simon Grayson hopes that Sunderland’s 2-2 draw with Preston two weeks ago, a game they arguably deserved to win, will prove to be a turning point in their season.

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Sunderland AFC 2-0 Hertha Berlin Premiere League International Cup. Stadium of Light 10-10-2017 Picture by FRANK REID

Simon Grayson on Lewis Grabban’s return, plans for Josh Maja, Paddy McNair’s comeback and QPR team news

Simon Grayson says Lewis Grabban is close to a first team return and will provide a different dimension to the Sunderland attack.

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VOTE: 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and QPR

VOTE: 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and QPR

Of the 10 players that we’ve selected – who have played for or represented both Sunderland and QPR over the years – who is your favourite? Cast your vote now! (top right of player profile)

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Sunderland players walk off after relegation is confirmed

How history proves that Sunderland are not too good to drop down to the third tier

When Simon Grayson says Sunderland’s aren’t too big to go down to the third tier, history says he’s right.

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Duncan Watmore in action for Sunderland U23s against Hertha Berlin. Picture by Frank Reid

Finishing school: Duncan Watmore reveals how he picked up tips from former team-mate Jermain Defoe

Duncan Watmore feels he has lost none of his pace during his long injury lay-off, but admits playing with former team-mate Jermain Defoe has left him yearning to get back to working on his end product.

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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson

Sunderland’s Duncan Watmore’s view on manager Simon Grayson’s plans for his return

Duncan Watmore has been impressed with new manager Simon Grayson and says the Black Cats boss has told him to focus on attacking the space behind opposition defences.

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Pascal Chimbonda in action for Sunderland back in 2008-09

Pascal Chimbonda on key role for Sunderland fans in helping club get back on track

Former Sunderland defender Pascal Chimbonda believes that the Black Cats’ supporters can help the club get back on track.

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Lewis Grabban

Sunderland handed massive double fitness boost

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has confirmed that young striker Josh Maja is training with the first team again – and says injured striker Lewis Grabban will be back in action ‘very soon’.

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Duncan Watmore

Duncan Watmore on the long trip back to fitness at Sunderland

“Against QPR in the Cup last year we had a one-two and he scored so we’ve recreated that a lot in the gym over the past ten months!”

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Jonny Williams

Sunderland boss says deadline day signings are getting up to speed

Simon Grayson believes deadline day signings Jonny Williams, Callum McManaman and Marc Wilson will soon be firing on all cylinders.

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George Honeyman.

George Honeyman offers insight into Sunderland’s tactical approach

Struggling Sunderland are not playing well enough to play “pretty football” and will have to outwork teams to climb the Championship table.

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Sam Allardyce took charge of England for just one game

Former Newcastle and Sunderland boss challenging claims which led to England sacking

Sam Allardyce remains in legal correspondence with the Football Association and disputes the claims which led to his sacking as England manager, it is understood.
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Peter Reid

Former Sunderland boss Peter Reid reveal how he saved club from relegation

Peter Reid has opened up on his time as Sunderland manager - and revealed the lengths he went to in order to save the club from relegation.

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Lee Cattermole

Sunderland boss hails experienced pair

Simon Grayson has praised the influence of his skippers John O’Shea and Lee Cattermole on the Sunderland team.

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