Sport Gus Poyet hit out at Stoke’s interest in Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher

The Potters are reportedly interested in two of their opponents players

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet

Sunderland players not worried about Martin O’Neill's position

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Sunderland recovery has only just begun says Jack Colback

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Premier League: Sunderland v Reading match preview

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Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill insists replacing him at Sunderland is a bad idea

Black Cats play Reading this week desperate for a win

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Lampard has been linked with a move to China since March

Frank Lampard back in contention for Chelsea ahead of Sunderland trip

Premier League team news

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger backed to come through bad patch by Steve Clarke

Arsenal manager under pressure following poor start to season

Stand by me: Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland have just one win in the past 17 games. He says improvement ‘will be slow’

Martin O'Neill plans to strengthen Sunderland in January

Manager planning January transfer window moves

Sunderland's Craig Gardner

Craig Gardner issues rallying cry to Sunderland ahead of nightmare run of fixtures

Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United on the horizon for struggling Black Cats

Harry Redknapp started as QPR manager with a goalless draw

Harry Redknapp the results man brings ideas to rescue QPR, says Ryan Nelsen

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Danny Rose

Danny Rose says Sunderland must be prepared to scrap for Premier League survival

Danny Rose has warned his Sunderland team-mates they need to be ready for a scrap as they attempt to drag themselves out of an alarming slump.

West Bromwich Albion's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (C) celebrates scoring their third goal against Sunderland

Police investigate allegations Romelu Lukaku was racially abused by Sunderland fan

Police have launched an investigation into allegations that West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku was racially abused at Sunderland on Saturday.

West Brom manager Steve Clarke

Jonas Olsson a doubt for West Brom ahead of Swansea match

West Brom central defender Jonas Olsson is an injury doubt for tomorrow evening's Barclays Premier League encounter at Swansea.

Martin O’Neill has condemned chanting by his own club’s supporters towards Steven Taylor

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill wary of Harry Redknapp effect ahead of QPR visit

QPR travel to Stadium of Light with new manager in charge

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