Sunderland are two matches into their packed pre-season schedule – and are unbeaten so far. A 3-2 win at Bury on Friday night was followed up with a 2-2 draw at Hibernian at the weekend, with matches against Livingston and St Johnstone to come in Scotland. New boss Simon Grayson then has friendlies with Bradford, Hartlepool, Scunthorpe and Celtic to assess his squad before the Championship campaign gets under way.
Sunderland travel to the North of Edinburgh on Sunday to take on Scottish Premiership side Hibernian (2pm) in their second pre-season fixture under Simon Grayson. Hibs enjoyed a successful campaign last year having won the Scottish Championship under former Celtic boss Neil Lennon, winning 19 out of 36 games. The Easter Road side will be looking to make it two out of two in pre-season after easing to victory over Dunfermline on Thursday evening.
Sunderland have became the latest club to be interested in West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass. The 29-year-old only joined the Hammers back in January but made just eight Premier League starts. The £8million pricetag could put the Black Cats off, although Grayson brought the best out of Snodgrass when the duo were at Leeds United together. But if a deal could be struck, would it be a good move for Sunderland – and why hasn’t his time at West Ham worked out so far?
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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