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NO SALES: Steve McClaren

McClaren does not expect any Newcastle departures before the window closes

INJURED: Adam Matthews

Sunderland defender ruled out for six weeks

DONE DEAL: Ola Toivonen has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan from Rennes (Picture: Sunderland FC)

Sunderland confirm Toivonen signing

Goalkeeper David Cornell of Oldham Athletic foils Albert Adomah of Middlesbrough from a goal scoring opportunityduring the capital one first round  Football match between Oldham Athletic and Middlesbrough  at boundry park Oldham     on the  12th Aug  2015

Karanka adamant that Adomah will remain at Middlesbrough despite transfer request

RUk logo and flat with sign off (36905159)

The Paul Mulrennan column: A week to remember for my Angel

Big hope: Kodi Bear

Charlie McCann on the weekend racing

Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough (Saturday, 3pm)

Bootroom Banter: Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough

Newcastle vs Arsenal (Saturday, 12.45pm)

Bootroom Banter: Newcastle vs Arsenal

Aston Villa vs Sunderland (Saturday, 3pm)

Bootroom Banter: Aston Villa vs Sunderland

Perfect incentive for Moors in FA Cup

Hartlepool V Newport County. Billy Paynter and Michael Woods on the attack. Picture: TOM BANKS (36121423)

Moore could add to his Pools options

STAR MAN: Liam Plunkett scored 49 not out off 32 balls, including three sixes and as many fours, in Yorkshire's victory. Picture: DAVID DAVIES/PA

Yorkshire reach semis after win over Essex

IN CONTENTION: Ian Watson could replace Terry Galbraith for Darlington's trip to Colwyn Bay tomorrow. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Watson in line to replace Galbraith for Darlington

DECISION TIME: Ellis Short must decide whether or not to add to Sunderland's squad before the transfer window closes

Scott Wilson Column: What can the North-East's big three expect before the transfer window closes?

ON HIS WAY? Albert Adomah has handed in a transfer request at Middlesbrough

Adomah hands in transfer request at Middlesbrough

STRUGGLE: Phil Mustard's laboured for 62 balls to score 31

Durham defeated by Derbyshire in Second XI final

GOING FOR GOAL: Darlington striker Nathan Cartman has a shot during the defeat on Tuesday at Workington. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

DARLO DIARY: Quakers need to cut out the silly mistakes

Injury worry: Woods

Moore has injury concerns for Carlisle game

COUNTY CALL: Jonny Bairstow is in contention to play for Yorkshire today. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

Yorkshire must not rely on their England players, says Fisher

FINAL FLING: Durham's Phil Mustard. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Second XI final is a chance for Mustard to impress

BIG IMPACT: Siem de Jong (right) celebrates scoring Newcastle's second goal in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Northampton Town

De Jong determined not to be cast as Newcastle's 'forgotten man'

TRANSFER TARGET: Former Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman is set to leave Napoli this summer

Sunderland hoping for double overseas transfer breakthrough

GREAT START: Florian Thauvin (number 20) scored one goal and set up three others in Newcastle's 4-1 win over Northampton

Haidara hails Thauvin after dream first start

IN DEMAND: Jonathan de Guzman, pictured while playing for Swansea City

De Guzman's agent provides transfer update - with possible move to Sunderland still on

MAJOR DOUBT: Laurent Koscielny (right) is set to miss Arsenal's weekend trip to Newcastle because of a back injury

Key Arsenal duo set to miss out on facing the Magpies

LEFT OUT: Aitor Karanka refused to discuss Albert Adomah's future

Frustrated Karanka refuses to discuss Adomah's future after Boro win

MAIN MAN: Newcastle's Florian Thauvin, centre, celebrates with Siem De Jong and team mates after the Dutchman scored Newcastle's second goal of the evening

Thauvin debut leaves Steve McClaren purring

SHAKY DEFENDING: Sunderland conceded three goals to Exeter City as they made the Capital One Cup third round

Advocaat bemoans defensive flaws as Sunderland set up Man City date

Sunderland Ladies lose to Liverpool Ladies

LAST SEASON: Darlington Mowden Park v Old Albanians at Darlington Arena earlier this year

Foreign imports add a bit of glamour to the new-look Mowden team

Yann Kermorgant celebrates after scoring Bournemouth's first goal of the match

Hartlepool United 0 Bournemouth 4

YOUNG GUN: Duncan Watmore celebrates with Jack Rodwell during Sunderland's League Cup win over Exeter

Guest Blog: What state are Sunderland in after their opening four games?

Sri Lankans to face England at Emirates Durham ICG

John O'Shea congratulates Jack Rodwell

Crazy game sees Sunderland come out on top in nine-goal thriller

Daryl Janmaat scores for Newcastle tonight

Newcastle put on strong cup display to ease past Northampton Town

Burton 1 Middlesbrough 2 (AET)

Stuani claims extra-time winner for Middlesbrough

TOUGH: Dick Advocaat's Sunderland will face Manchester City at home

Home ties for three North-East clubs in Capital One Cup third round

Graham Onions of Durham in bowling action during the Royal London One Day Cup Quarter Final between Nottinghamshire Outlaws and Durham at Trent Bridge on Tuesday 25th August 2015 (Photo - Rob Smith - Media Image)


Durham's reign is over

CLOSING IN: Darlington's Graeme Armstrong, who scored Quakers' equaliser in a 2-1 defeat, closes down Workington's Kyle May. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Darlington defeated for second time this season

Fisher hat trick helps Moors to excellent away win

Team News: Newcastle United v Northampton Town

Team News: Newcastle United v Northampton Town


Team News: Advocaat keeps his changes to a minimum for League Cup tie

SAME AGAIN? Darlington hope to celebrating again this evening. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Darlington make signing ahead of Workington trip

FIRST CALL UP: Duncan Watmore has been named in the England Under-21 squad

Sunderland duo named in England Under-21 squad

TEST DATE: England will take on Sri Lanka in a Test at Durham Emirates ICG next May

Test cricket to return to Chester-le-Street next summer

AUGUST 22: Rhys Oates of Hartlepool United gets goal side of Connor Oglivie of Stevenage during the Sky Bet League Two match between Stevenage and Hartlepool United at Broadhall Way in Stevenage, England. (Photo by David Purday/phcimages.com) (36440914)

No cup pressure on Pools insists Duckworth

CRICKET: Durhams Weighell batting and Rowland-Jones bowling for Middlesex picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (36384263)

Durham fall to defeat

Dated: 04/08/2015  
Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren puts his players through their paces during an open training session at St. James' Park in front of 13,000 fans today (TUES) - ahead of the Magpies' opening match of the season at home against

Steve McClaren - Newcastle have a squad capable of competing in both league and cup

Barclays Premier league match: Sunderland v Norwich City at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.  Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat prior to kick off. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (35257693)

Advocaat frustrated by lack of movement in transfer market

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka

Promotion is important but Boro want a cup run too - Karanka

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