Jack Ross faced the press ahead of Sunderland's clash with Newcastle United

Sunderland injury latest plus contract updates: Jack Ross provides key pre-Newcastle United updates

Jack Ross faced the press ahead of Sunderland's Checkatrade Trophy tie with Newcastle United - and there was plenty on the agenda.

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:

"We have no fresh injury worries. We were obviously quite stretched on Saturday with 15 fit outfield players. We're more or less the same."

1. What's the latest on the injury front?

"We have no fresh injury worries. We were obviously quite stretched on Saturday with 15 fit outfield players. We're more or less the same."
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"We consider the importance of the league game we have this Saturday - that will have an impact. We're obviously restricted with some of the changes we can make with the criteria around the competition."

2. Ross on changes for the Newcastle game

"We consider the importance of the league game we have this Saturday - that will have an impact. We're obviously restricted with some of the changes we can make with the criteria around the competition."
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Genuinely for me this is just another Checkatrade Trophy match. Players have treated every Checkatrade Trophy game in the same way and this will be no different."

3. The Sunderland boss on how his side will prepare for Ben Dawson's Newcastle

Genuinely for me this is just another Checkatrade Trophy match. Players have treated every Checkatrade Trophy game in the same way and this will be no different."
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"Once you progress from the group, it is appealing because you are only a few matches from Wembley. Given the progress weve made in the competition we want to go all the way and win it."

4. Ross on Wembley ambitions

"Once you progress from the group, it is appealing because you are only a few matches from Wembley. Given the progress weve made in the competition we want to go all the way and win it."
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