From injuries to Wembley ambitions, Ross covered a range of subjects in his pre-match briefing. Scroll down and click through the pages to see the key talking points from the Sunderland manager:
1. What's the latest on the injury front?
2. Ross on changes for the Newcastle game
3. The Sunderland boss on how his side will prepare for Ben Dawson's Newcastle
4. Ross on Wembley ambitions