Sunderland AFC news: Allardyce's big worry, Borini relishing pressure

Sam Allardyce
Sam Allardyce

Sunderland are agonisingly close to Premier League survival.

And Sam Allardyce – whose side takes on Everton tonight at a sold-out Stadium of Light knowing a win would keep them up – has one big worry ahead of the game, the result of which could send rivals Newcastle United down to the Championship.

Allardyce has also revealed the secret behind the club's improving fortunes in recent months.

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini says he is relishing the pressure of the match.

Under-fire Everton manager Roberto Martinez, however, has made a promise to Newcastle.

In other news, a Sunderland defender has agreed to a season-long loan NEXT season.

And Sunderland have beaten Newcastle in an online popularity league.

Meanwhile, business leaders in Sunderland have been talking about the importance of Premier League survival to the city itself.