Larsson on Sunderland’s fight for survival

Seb Larsson (right) suffers at the end at Aston Villa last Monday. Larsson speaks to the Football Echo, looking ahead to the crucial clash with Stoke.

Seb Larsson (right) suffers at the end at Aston Villa last Monday. Larsson speaks to the Football Echo, looking ahead to the crucial clash with Stoke.

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Don’t miss the Football Echo – out tomorrow morning – with the biggest and best coverage of Sunderland, and the fight to beat the drop in the Premier League.

We speak to boss Paolo Di Canio going into Monday’s vital clash with Stoke City, and hear from Seb Larsson and Carlos Cuellar as the Black Cats prepare to make amends for the drubbing at Aston Villa.

We also have reports and reaction on all the big games in the hunt for Premier League survival, and report on ex-Sunderland boss Steve Bruce’s return to the top flight with Hull City.

On the 40th anniversary of Sunderland’s FA Cup final success, “Stokoe, Sunderland and ’73” author Lance Hardy reflects on the dramatic triumph in an exclusive Football Echo article, and we have a poster celebrating the memorable Wembley victory.

Marco Gabbiadini has his exclusive Football Echo column, and there’s Tony Gillan’s unmissable View From The Bridge.

On top of that, Yesterdays goes back to 1963 to recall a Johnny Crossan hat-trick in a vital win over Southampton as Sunderland chased promotion, while there’s a busy page of letters and a quiz.

We also have six pages of local football, plus a report on Spennymoor’s FA Vase triumph, and eight pages of the Junior Football Echo, reflecting on the latest action in the Russell Foster Youth League.

* Keep the weekend tradition alive and get your Football Echo, out tomorrow morning.