Charles N’Zogbia, HAS travelled with the Sunderland squad to their nine-day training camp in Austria.
Free agent N’Zogbia joined Sunderland for pre-season training earlier this week after his release by Aston Villa at the end of last season.
At present, the 30-year-old is simply training with Sunderland, although he now has the chance to impress Allardyce in the Alps after travelling with the rest of the Black Cats to Austria yesterday.
N’Zogbia made just two appearances for Villa last season as he wound down the final months of his estimated £50,000-a-week wages at Villa Park.
Sunderland attempted to sign N’Zogbia prior to his move to Villa but then Black Cats boss Steve Bruce was unable to strike a deal in the summer of 2011.