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Sunderland defender John O'Shea knows Ireland's home form has to improve if they are to qualify for the Euro 2016 finals.
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe says the Wear-Tyne derby is the best time to kick start a revival that will save their season.
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher believes the international break will has come at the right time for the club.
Jermain Defoe is looking for Sunderland to use their derby visit of Newcastle as a springboard to pull away from relegation trouble.
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham is at a loss to understand why he has been ignored by England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate.
Sunderland defender John O'Shea is happy to put the relegation scrap behind him for two weeks and concentrate on internationals.
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher says the arrival of new manager Dick Advocaat has given the whole team a boost.
New boss Dick Advocaat has warned fans it will not be pretty between now and the end of the season if they are to escape the drop.
Dick Advocaat's first game in charge of Sunderland ended in a 1-0 defeat at West Ham after a late strike by Diafra Sakho.
Gus Poyet has spoken of his pride at what he achieved at Sunderland four days after being relieved of his duties as head coach.
New Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat is set to make changes for the clash with West Ham but Adam Johnson is unlikely to feature.
New Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat has admitted something has to change if he is to drag the club out of relegation danger.
Sunderland are poised to make a bid for Liverpool centre-back Tiago Ilori this summer with his future at Anfield uncertain.
Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell believes the experience that new head coach Dick Advocaat brings will help them escape the drop.
New Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has hinted he was in talks with the club prior to the sacking of former boss Gus Poyet.