Sunderland face their first pre season match
8:09am 10th July 2018
(Updated 8:38am 10th July 2018)
Jack Ross takes charge of his first pre-season game with the Black Cats as they face Darlington this evening.
Sunderland make the short trip south to face the Quakers at Blackwell Meadows.
Aiden McGeady's been ruled out of the up-coming games due to an injury he's suffered building his fitness prior to pre-season.
New signing Jon McLaughlin is also a doubt for the trip to Darlo.
Meanwhile there's speculation, Swansea City have had a bid accepted for Sunderland Swedish teen striker Joel Asoro, who came through the Academy to reach first team level last season.
Sun FM Sports has been speaking with Sunderland Director Charlie Methven who points out one of the clubs strengths.