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Chris Coleman reveals Paddy McNair needs to be mentally right while defender suffers setback

Chris Coleman says he will continue to adopt a cautious approach with Paddy Mcnair – and says the player needs to be ready physically and psychologically before he returns to Sunderland’s first team.

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Sunderland keeper Lee Camp. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland keeper Lee Camp relishing battle with big mate Jason Steele to be No 1

Lee Camp and Jason Steele are close pals off the pitch and competing to be Sunderland’s No.1 on it.

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Chris Coleman at Ashton Gate last weekend.

Don’t use formation as an excuse, Chris Coleman warns Sunderland stars

Chris Coleman is likely to move away from playing five defenders against Brentford but insists the system has not been the primary cause of poor recent results.

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Aiden McGeady.

Aiden McGeady told to produce more – and roll up sleeves if things start getting tough

Chris Coleman wants Aiden McGeady to produce his matchwinning form when Sunderland take on Brentford.

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VOTE: 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Brentford

VOTE: 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Brentford

Of the 10 players who we’ve selected - who have played for or represented both Sunderland and Brentford over the years - who is your favourite?

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Lee Cattermole

Lee Cattermole on Sunderland’s big selection dilemmas and competition for places

Lee Cattermole sympathises with Chris Coleman as he searches for his best Sunderland XI, but believes the added competition will be a major advantage for the Black Cats as they battle the drop.

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SAFC players Adam Matthews, John O'Shea and Lee Cattermole take part in the Coral Sunderland AFC Golf Challenge yesterday. Picture by Stu Norton

Defender John O’Shea says Sunderland must make opponents work harder for goals in Championship run-in

John O’Shea says Sunderland must make the opposition work harder after the Black Cats shipped another three goals against Bristol City.

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Defender gives Sunderland injury boost as he opens up on Chris Coleman and team’s frailties

Defender gives Sunderland injury boost as he opens up on Chris Coleman and team’s frailties

Adam Matthews is set to hand Chris Coleman an injury boost as he closes in on a first team return.

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Lee Camp agonises as Bristol City go 3-0 up against Sunderland last weekend. Picture by Frank Reid

Keeper Lee Camp draws on experience of previous survival battles to reveal how Sunderland can retain Championship status

Lee Camp knows exactly what it takes to survive in the Championship – and he is adamant that this Sunderland squad has the ability and spirit to achieve it.

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Famara Diedhiou rounds Lee Camp to score for Bristol City against Sunderland last weekend. Picture by Frank Reid.

On-loan keeper Lee Camp discusses his fightback from career-threatening injury and signing for Sunderland

From fears over a career-threatening knee injury to a last-minute transfer, the last two January deadline days couldn’t have been any more different for Lee Camp.

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Aiden McGeady

Selection conundrums facing Sunderland boss Chris Coleman

Despite Sunderland’s stunning fight back against Bristol City, manager Chris Coleman had a warning for his players.

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Chris Coleman after Saturday's game.

Sunderland boss aims to wipe smirk off critics’ faces

Chris Coleman believes the pressure facing Sunderland in the relegation dogfight is greater due to the size of the club – but he is aiming to have the last laugh.

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Chris Coleman.

‘Food for thought’ for Coleman after 4-4-2 switch inspires great fightback

Chris Coleman admits the switch to a flat-back four which helped spark the comeback against Bristol City has given him food for thought.

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Sunderland came back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Bristol City.

Why Chris Coleman’s Sunderland rollocking came AFTER Bristol City comeback with changes for Brentford likely

Chris Coleman was thrilled with the spirit of his side in the second half at Bristol City on Saturday, but the first-half implosion will almost certainly have consequences for the Sunderland squad.

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Marlon Pack's own goal brings Sunderland a point

How shambolic Sunderland somehow rescued a point with stunning comeback at Bristol City

Sunderland secured a remarkable point at Bristol City after coming back from 3-0 down at half-time - in a game dubbed the Miracle of Bristanbul!

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Chris Coleman. Picture by Frank Reid

Chris Coleman looks for top-10 form in Sunderland’s push for safety

Chris Coleman says his Sunderland team need to produce top-10 form between now and the end of the season if they are to avoid relegation to League One.

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Liam Miller

Sunderland fans pay emotional tribute to Liam Miller

Sunderland fans, and football followers generally, have paid tribute to Liam Miller, who has died at the age of 36.

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Liam Miller in action for Sunderland. Picture by Peter Berry.

Sunderland mourn Liam Miller

Former Sunderland midfielder Liam Miller has passed away at the age of 36, succumbing to cancer.

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Ashley Fletcher. Picture by Frank Reid

Striker Fletcher tipped to shine on loan for Sunderland

Ashley Fletcher has been backed to hit the goal trail for Sunderland by former Manchester United team-mate Donald Love.

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Donald Love. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland’s Donald Love reflects on ‘scary’ prospect of relegation to League One

For the bulk of Donald Love’s stint learning his trade in the Manchester United academy, Sunderland were an established Premier League side.

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