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The Potters are reportedly interested in two of their opponents players

Brian McDermott backed the decision to postpone the match

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Reading boss Brian McDermott wants to repay fans in tonight's Capital One Cup tie against Peterborough after Saturday's trip to Sunderland was rained off.

Brian McDermott backed the decision to postpone the match

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Sunderland will hold a meeting with their pitch consultants in order to find out why their game against Reading had to be called off at the 11th hour.

Steven Fletcher has moved to the Stadium of Light for £14m

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Adam Johnson last night completed a £10 million move to Sunderland from Premier League champions Manchester City.

Wolves hitman Steven Fletcher handed in a transfer request and did not feature in the defeat at Leeds, amid rumours he will soon be joining Sunderland in a £15million deal

Sunderland finally agree deal with Wolves for striker Steven Fletcher

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill was today closing in on his number one summer target as Steven Fletcher headed for Wearside.

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Asamoah Gyan edges closer to Sunderland exit

Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan's long-term future could become clearer later this week.

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United

Manchester United lose out to City on dramatic final day

Sunderland 0 Manchester United 1

Junior Hoilett's stock has risen this season despite Blackburn's woes

Sunderland join race for Junior Hoilett but Nicklas Bendtner returns to Arsenal

Sunderland have joined the race to sign the Blackburn Rovers winger Junior Hoilett, in light of the Lancashire club's relegation from the Premier League.

Light fantastic: Sunderland scorer Nicklas Bendtner (left) with Lee Cattermole

Coyle thankful for Davies' loyalty as double keeps Bolton in business

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Mask in glory: Nicklas Bendtner grabs the winner during a scrappy contest

On-loan striker Nicklas Bendtner coy on Sunderland future

Striker Nicklas Bendtner has admitted he may not stay at Sunderland even if he is offered the opportunity.

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Martin O'Neill vows to hold on to Sunderland stars

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is determined to hang on to his key players as he plans a bright future on Wearside.

No goals at Sunderland deepens Wolves' relegation worries

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Nikica Jelavic fires in against Sunderland in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup

'I should have rested more players against Liverpool' says Everton manager David Moyes

Everton manager David Moyes claims he made a mistake in not resting more players for this month's Merseyside derby in order to help the club's FA Cup run.

Nikica Jelavic fires in against Sunderland in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup

Everton boss David Moyes delighted with striker Nikica Jelavic

Everton boss David Moyes hailed the impact of striker Nikica Jelavic after he inspired his side to an FA Cup quarter-final replay victory at Sunderland.

It is not only on the pitch that Sunderland are celebrating. The club has also unveiled a set of healthy financial figures

Sunderland's prudence pays off as they welcome another Boss

North-East club get wise to Financial Fair Play by opening Stadium of Light doors to Springsteen

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