Don’t miss tonight’s brilliant Football Echo – the best read of the week.
Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill reveals his plans to move quickly when the season is over to make key decisions on his squad.
We also speak to Matt Kilgallon after the agony of his disappointment in last week’s draw with Bolton, while Michael Turner welcomes the arrival of fresh blood to help the Sunderland cause in the summer.
Chris Young takes a look at where Sunderland need to strengthen in our centre-page feature, and we also speak to Martin O’Neill about Fraizer Campbell, James McClean and Connor Wickham.
There’s also all the drama of the Steel City promotion shoot-out, with Sheffield Wednesday beating Wycombe to pip arch-rivals Sheffield United to the second promotion slot in League One – we have full reports and pictures on both games.
We also have Craig Hope’s report of Hartlepool United’s thrilling 3-2 last-day defeat at Charlton, and Newcastle Falcons’ narrow win at Wasps, which failed to stop them finishing bottom of rugby’s Premiership, with relegation a real possibility.
We’ve got all your usual favourites – Marco Gabbiadini’s exclusive column, Tony Gillan’s unputdownable View From The Bridge, a packed page of letters and Yesterdays, looking back to a narrow win over Crystal Palace as Sunderland sought to avoid relegation from Division Two in 1987.
As well as that, there are six pages of local football and our usual eight-page Junior Football Echo, featuring the latest action in the Russell Foster Youth League.
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