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The Championship table doesn’t lie but one win can transform Sunderland season

Lewis Grabban admits Sunderland are where they deserve to be in the Championship table – but remains confident victory over Brentford tomorrow can transform their season.

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Lee Cattermole

Should Lee Cattermole and Didier Ndong continue as Sunderland’s midfield partnership? Simon Grayson gives his verdict

Much optimism in pre-season came from a partnership in central midfield that Sunderland supporters, and pundits, felt had all the energy and ability to dominate games.

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Simon Grayson

Simon Grayson on his future, Martin Bain and where this Sunderland squad should be in the Championship

It has the feeling of a crucial 11 days for Simon Grayson and Sunderland.

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Lasse Vibe.

Brentford v Sunderland: Bees striker raring for a start against Sunderland after lively sub return

Brentford talisman Lasse Vibe is raring to go – and hoping to win a starting place for tomorrow’s home Sky Bet Championship clash with Sunderland.

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Don Goodman.

Ha’way back when: Sunderland’s record against Saturday’s opponents Brentford

You have to go a long way back to see most of Sunderland’s football rivalry with Brentford FC.

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Sunderland's players are stuck in a rut

David Preece: Sunderland are in trouble – but the time to worry is when they go paintballing

Home isn’t always where the heart is. It certainly isn’t when you’ve gone 306 days without out a win there.

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Simon Grayson says Callum McManaman looks sharp - but he may go for more 'stability' in Sunderland side

Simon Grayson says winger Callum McManaman is ready to reclaim his place in the Sunderland XI, but admits he may opt for more ‘stability’ in his selection this weekend.

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Kenwyne Jones.

Ha’way Back When: Bring back Kenwyne Jones, he’s still better than we have

We asked for your memories of former Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones. Here’s what you said:

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Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong.

RECAP Sunderland AFC blog - Defender back but doubts over THREE other players ahead of Brentford

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has revealed midfielder Jonny Williams is a doubt for the trip to Brentford with a tight hamstring.

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Jonny Williams in action for Sunderland.

Simon Grayson press conference: Lamine Kone back for Brentford but key Sunderland midfielder a doubt

Lamine Kone has recovered from illness and will be fit for the trip to Brentford - but Jonny Williams is nursing a tight hamstring.
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Would you start Robbin Ruiter in goal at Brentford this weekend?

Robbin Ruiter v Jason Steele? Drop Lee Cattermole or Didier Ndong? Have YOUR say on key Sunderland selection issues

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has some big decisions to make ahead of the weekend trip to face Brentford in the Championship.

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Callum McManaman.

Sunderland boss on Callum McManaman and why the winger has caught the eye ahead of Brentford

Callum McManaman has caught the eye of Simon Grayson on the training ground ahead of the crunch game at Brentford.

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Terry Butcher and his family have been left devastated by the death of son Chris at the age of 35. Pic: PA.

Ex-Sunderland player-manager Terry Butcher 'devastated' after son's death

Former Sunderland player-manager Terry Butcher has said he is "devastated" after the death of his son Christopher aged 35.

Mark Wilson in action against Hull.

Marc Wilson reveals Sunderland ambitions and why he had to leave Bournemouth - as boss hopes for fitness boost

Marc Wilson moved to Sunderland for the good of his career - and is determined to be a success on Wearside as he closes in on a return to action.

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Coach Billy McKinlay (left) has joined Simon Grayson's coaching staff. PA picture

Simon Grayson on what Billy McKinlay brings to Sunderland coaching staff

Simon Grayson says Billy McKinlay has brought a “different perspective” since joining his coaching staff on a temporary basis.

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Jack Rodwell.

Jack Rodwell is a barely animate, obscenely overpaid midfielder – not a centre-back

An old discussion has been recycled yet again.

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Simon Grayson.

Simon Grayson has failed to distinguish between worry and panic and is pretending to do neither

The most alarming aspect to Sunderland’s perfectly woeful season so far is the opposition.

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Paddy McNair in action against Hertha Berlin.

Sunderland duo set for Everton run-out as they edge closer to first team action

Paddy McNair will get a further run-out for Sunderland Under-23s this week as he looks to step up his comeback from a serious knee injury.

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