NEW Black Cat Craig Gardner met some of the famous Red and White Army at a signing session.
The former Birmingham City and Aston Villa midfielder appeared at the Stadium of Light as fans queued up to meet him.
There are just two days to go until Sunderland’s first game of the new Premier League season.
Steve Bruce’s men journey to Merseyside to face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
The Black Cats’ opening home fixture a week later could not come any bigger, as neighbours Newcastle United make the short trip to Sunderland.