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HOME FROM HOME: Sunderland fans took over the beer garden of Hannover's Waterloo pub

Sunderland fans enjoy a final away-day before the real action begins

UPBEAT: Dick Advocaat is hoping Sunderland will make another couple of transfer additions this month

Advocaat hopeful of further additions - with M'Vila in Sunderland's sights

GERMAN WIN: Sunderland won their final pre-season game in Hannover

Hannover 0 Sunderland 1: Lens strike hands Black Cats victory in Germany

STARTING SPOT: Younes Kaboul will start Sunderland's final pre-season friendly against Hannover

WATCH LIVE: Kaboul partners Coates for Sunderland's final pre-season friendly

Confident: Sunderland's Sebastian Coates is looking to the future. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Liverpool old boy satisfied to have a future on Wearside as Sunderland make changes

Leaving: Connor Wickham played for Sunderland against Darlington this summer but he is set for London move

Sunderland move quickly on targets after Eagles' £9m Wickham swoop

ON HIS WAY: Connor Wickham is close to completing a £9m move to Crystal Palace

COMMENT: Wickham has failed to live up to his potential - so Sunderland are right to sell him

Sunderland fixtures changed including Wear-Tyne derby

Sunderland fixtures changed including Wear-Tyne derby

STAYING CALM: Dick Advocaat is refusing to panic despite watching his side suffer a 2-0 defeat at Doncaster

Advocaat refusing to panic despite Sunderland's latest pre-season setback

BRIGHT SPOT: Jeremain Lens (right) made his first Sunderland appearance in the 2-0 defeat at Doncaster

Doncaster Rovers 2 Sunderland 0: Lens sparkles on debut but Black Cats crash to friendly defeat

POPULAR: Julio Arca was a fans' favourite during his time with Sunderland - and would like to manage the club in the future

Arca outlines Sunderland managerial ambitions after taking on Wearside coaching role

FIRST START: Jeremain Lens is in Sunderland's starting line-up for tonight's game at Doncaster

Team News: Lens makes first Sunderland start at Doncaster


Sunderland youngster determined to make senior breakthrough this season

ON THE MOVE? Steven Fletcher could swap Sunderland for Swansea. Picture: DAVE HOWARTH/PA

Sunderland willing to sell Fletcher to Swansea

DOUBLE DELIGHT: Jermain Defoe scored twice as Sunderland rounded off their North American tour with a 2-1 win in Toronto

Defoe feeling sharp after double success

SURPLUS TO REQUIREMENTS: Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt

Sunderland ready to accept a loss on midfield duo

AT THE DOUBLE: Jermain Defoe scored both of Sunderland's goals in their 2-1 win over Toronto

Toronto FC 1 Sunderland 2: Defoe double helps Black Cats sign off in style

TRANSFER TALKS: Ellis Short travelled to Canada to discuss transfer plans with Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat

Sunderland owner ready to back Advocaat's pursuit of midfield additions

STAYING PUT: Sunderland target Moussa Dembele will be remaining at Spurs this summer

Tottenham warn Sunderland to forget about pursuing midfield target

TRANSFER TALKS: Dick Advocaat will hold talks with Sunderland owner Ellis Short later today

Advocaat to hold key transfer talks with Short as he targets attacking acquisitions

Club Pachuca 3 Sunderland 1

Club Pachuca 3 Sunderland 1: Black Cats slump to second defeat of tour

OLD HAND: Younes Kaboul will add some more experience to the Sunderland backline next season

Kaboul: 'Experience will be the key for Sunderland next season'

NEW KIT: Sunderland will wear a green and yellow away strip next season

Sunderland unveil new away strip

NEW BOY: Younes Kaboul has joined Sunderland in a £3m move from Tottenham

Defoe hails Sunderland's Kaboul capture

Sunderland swoop for Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul

Sunderland swoop for Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul

DEAL AGREED: Jeremain Lens has signed a four-year deal with Sunderland (Picture: Sunderland FC)

Lens ready to make attacking impact after Sunderland switch

TAKE OFF: Jeremain Lens prepares to board a plane in Ukraine ahead of his medical at Sunderland

Lens deal complete as Sunderland's proposed move for Lombaerts collapses

Vergini makes Sunderland exit

Vergini makes Sunderland exit

DEAL DONE: Jeremain Lens (Picture: Sunderland FC)

Sunderland confirm Lens transfer

DISPUTE: Nicolas Lombaerts has rejected suggestions he failed a medical at Sunderland

Lombaerts denies suggestions he failed a Sunderland medical

DEAL OFF: Sunderland will not be signing Belgium international Nicolas Lombaerts

Sunderland pull out of Lombaerts deal after medical problems

FIRST START: Adam Matthews

Sacramento Republic 1 Sunderland 0: Black Cats lose first game in America

FEE AGREED: Sunderland have agreed a deal for Nicolas Lombaerts, and are awaiting the results of the Belgium international's medical

Lombaerts travels to Wearside after Sunderland agree deal with Zenit

Wanted: Belgium's Nicolas Lombaerts, pictured battling with Wales' Gareth Bale, is close to a Sunderland switch

Sunderland close to £14m double after transfer talks

KEY TARGET: Sunderland remain confident of signing Nicolas Lombaerts (left), pictured challenging Gareth Bale while on international duty with Belgium

Sunderland continue Lombaerts push despite Zenit complications

GETTING TIGHT: Connor Wickham closes down his opponent in Sunderland's friendly win over Darlington

Wickham admits it is 'make or break time' for his Sunderland career

Sunderland start pre-season with a win over Darlington

Sunderland start pre-season with a win over Darlington

CLOSE SHAVE: Jermain Defoe drills in a strike in Sunderland's 4-2 win over Darlington

Darlington 2 Sunderland 4: Black Cats come from behind to make winning start to pre-season

STARTING SPOT: Adam Johnson starts for Sunderland as they take on Darlington at Bishop Auckland this evening

Team News: Johnson, Cattermole and Defoe in strong Sunderland line-up to face Darlington

TRAINING: Sunderland Football Club pre-season training picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (31312360)

Advocaat not ruling out a Sunderland signing before America trip

Advocaat steps up player search and wants 'three or four' more at Sunderland

Advocaat steps up player search and wants 'three or four' more at Sunderland

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY: Sunderland AFC v Udinese Calcio at Heritage Park. Sunderland's Charis Mavrias.
Picture: TOM BANKS (9105003)

Mavrias determined to make the best of his fresh start for Sunderland under Dick Advocaat

Moving: Sunderland's Liam Bridcutt is wanted by Derby

Hartson questions Sunderland new-boy's decision to quit Celtic

Sunderland complete Matthews deals and look for more

Sunderland complete £2m Matthews deal and look for more

Wearside-bound: Adam Matthews in action for Celtic.

Celtic defender and more lined up after Cattermole success at Sunderland

Wearside-bound: Adam Matthews

Sunderland agree fee for Celtic defender

Long term: Cattermole is staying put

Cattermole signs for five further years at Sunderland

Sunderland sign Sebastian Coates from Liverpool

Sunderland sign Sebastian Coates from Liverpool

BACK AT WORK: Dick Advocaat has signed a new one-year deal with Sunderland

Advocaat unveils his Sunderland backroom staff

Coming back: Sunderland's Sebastian Coates. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

One in and one out for Sunderland as Advocaat keeps looking

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