LIVE: Sunderland and Newcastle hold press conferences as the Premier League returns

Steve McClaren celebrating at Bournemouth
Steve McClaren celebrating at Bournemouth

Sunderland and Newcastle return to Premier League action following the third international break of the season.

And we have all the latest news for you LIVE via our new North East football blog.
Newcastle host Leicester City on Saturday afternoon at St James's Park and Steve McClaren is hosting his pre-match press conference at 2pm today.

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Meanwhile, Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is also meeting the press at 2pm ahead of Sunderland's trip to face Crystal Palace on Monday night.

We'll have the latest team and injury news.

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