Sunderland have been boosted by the news Kenwyne Jones is closing in on a return to full fitness following a serious knee injury.
Roy Keane has called on his Sunderland players to stop giving away free-kicks in dangerous positions following the defeat to Villa.
Sunderland boss Roy Keane says David Connolly is making a good recovery from injury but could send him out on loan.
Roy Keane admitted Sunderland paid the price for conceding "sloppy" goals in their 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa.
Sunderland boss Roy Keane has signalled his intent to stay at the club and sign a new contract despite criticism from fans this week.
Sunderland are back in the hunt for Reading winger Steven Hunt after Royals boss Steve Coppell hinted he could be sold.
Russell Anderson has been ruled out for the rest of the season after damaging knee ligaments while on loan at Burnley.
Sunderland are once again being linked with a swoop for Everton full-back Leighton Baines, who could be on the move in January.
Nyron Nosworthy is a doubt for the trip to Aston Villa after suffering a hamstring injury in Sunderland's win against Northampton.
Sunderland were described as a 'shambles' after they scraped past Northampton Town on penalties in Tuesday's Carling Cup home tie.
Steed Malbranque feels Sunderland's best chance of reaching Europe will come in the cups and is targeting a return to Wembley.
Roy Keane has indicated that the Sunderland side to face Northampton will be made up of squad players and young hopefuls.
Sunderland are keeping tabs on Litex Lovech midfielder Ivelin Popov with a view to a January swoop.
Roy Keane has admitted Michael Chopra's return to action is a major boost but he is unlikley to feature against Middlesbrough.
Roy Keane has insisted Sunderland are making 'decent progress' but warned fans will need to be patient as new signings settle in.
Sunderland are watching Bulgarian striker Ivelin Popov - who scored for Litex Lovech against Aston Villa this afternoon.
Craig Gordon has played down concerns over Sunderland's start to the season and feels the Black Cats will show their quality.
Roy Keane has revealed that his Black Cats spending spree is over for now - after investing £70m on players in the last two years.
Craig Gordon has insisted that Sunderland will turn around their poor home form, starting with a local derby win over Middlesbrough.
Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones has said he is hopeful he will return to action in October after overcoming a knee injury.
Sunderland manager Roy Keane has said he may allow Carlos Edwards and Anthony Stokes to leave the club on loan.
Sunderland midfielder Dean Whitehead insists he is staying in Wearside despite reported interest from Premiership rivals.
West Ham striker Carlton Cole has decided to snub Sunderland and stay at Upton Park - because of new boss Gianfranco Zola.
Roy Keane has dropped a big hint he will look to add some "steel" to his Sunderland squad in the January transfer window.
Roy Keane has revealed he is in no rush to sit down with his Sunderland bosses to discuss his long-term future.
Sunderland boss Roy Keane is ready to break the club's transfer record with the permanent signing of Djibril Cisse.
Roy Keane's war of words with FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has escalated after branding him "a clown" in his row over Dwight Yorke.
Roy Keane has confirmed new signing Anton Ferdinand is poised to be handed his Sunderland debut against Wigan this weekend.
Sunderland midfielder Teemu Tainio says he is fit to face Wigan on Saturday after overcoming a hamstring injury.
Sunderland boss Roy Keane has angered Fifa vice-president Jack Warner by pulling Dwight Yorke from a World Cup qualifier.
Leeds boss Gary McAllister insists Sunderland striker Anthony Stokes will not be moving to Elland Road on loan.
Anton Ferdinand has declared himself fit after featuring in the reserve win over Hartlepool and now hopes to play at Wigan on Saturday.
Roy Keane is praying for the safe return of his players from international duty as Sunderland look to bounce back against Wigan.
Sunderland are sweating on the fitness of George McCartney who has picked up a hamstring strain on international duty.
Roy Keane has admitted Anthony Stokes could be allowed to leave Sunderland in order to get first-team football.
Roy Keane now hopes to get on with matters on the pitch after finally assembling a Sunderland squad he is "delighted" with.
George McCartney has recovered from injury and will make his Sunderland debut against Wigan on September 13.
Roy Keane has assured new Sunderland striker David Healy he will get the chance to prove he can still deliver goals.
Dwight Yorke has provided manager Roy Keane with a headache by revealing he wants his place back in the Sunderland first team.
Danny Collins has vowed to stay and fight for his place despite the arrival of Anton Ferdinand and George McCartney.
Anton Ferdinand is closing in on a return to full fitness and is in line to make his Sunderland debut after the international break.
Premier League new boys Stoke City have agreed a deal to re-sign Danny Higginbotham from Sunderland.
Roy Keane has made one more signing before the transfer window closes with George McCartney joining in a £4.5million move.
Roy Keane admitted his Sunderland side were well beaten by Manchester City and offered no excuses for the 3-0 defeat.
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