Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko has put the boot into sacked head coach Steve McClaren.
Sissoko has been talking about new manager Rafa Benitez's arrival ahead of Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby.
And the midfielder says Newcastle now have a better chance of staying up.
Sissoko – who struggled for form under McClaren – has also spoken about the importance of Sunderland's visit to St James's Park.
Meanwhile, there have been calls for in-form forward Adam Armstrong to be recalled by Newcastle.
And we have news of talks between Benitez and Armstrong, on loan at Coventry City.