KYRIL LOUIS-DREYFUS has sat down with Sunderland’s players to discuss his hopes and ambitions for the club following the successful completion of his takeover.

Louis-Dreyfus’ buyout of former majority shareholder Stewart Donald was confirmed on Thursday, with the 23-year-old heir to a Swiss commodities fortune immediately being installed as Sunderland’s new chairman.

Having watched his new club reach the Papa John’s Trophy final at Wembley on Wednesday night, Louis-Dreyfus held a meeting with Lee Johnson and his players ahead of Saturday’s trip to Burton Albion, which resulted in an emphatic 3-0 win.

“There’s always things going on and the players are interested in what’s going on around the club,” said Dion Sanderson, who is on a season-long loan at Sunderland from Wolves. “We had the meeting about it and all the players are delighted.

“It’s change, we adapt to it and it’s good for the club. We had a little meeting with him, and he spoke to us. We had a good chat, all the boys, and he’s shown us a good understanding of what he wants and what he wants from us.”

Sunderland’s players rounded off a successful week with a professional performance at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday, with a dominant first-half performance laying the foundations for a victory that became somewhat simpler when Burton were reduced to ten men in the second half.

“It’s been a brilliant week,” said Sanderson, who is unable to play in the Papa John’s Trophy because he is cup-tied after representing Wolves Under-21s in the group stage. “I’m delighted for the boys winning that semi-final, and then to go on and get the three points here, I couldn’t be any happier.

“These are the games we’ve sometimes lost points on, but I think everyone has that understanding that we can’t lose games. We’ve got to respect the opposition, but it’s important that we got the three points.

“We had players playing in different positions, positions they weren’t used to, but I think they all did well. Credit to everyone, the staff and the players for that.

"We'll be back in Monday and then our focus is on Tuesday. Nothing will change, the boys' mindset won't change, we still need to get the three points and a clean sheet."