RECAP: Sam Allardyce reveals which Sunderland players will miss the Tyne-Wear derby

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is holding his pre-match press conference

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is holding his pre-match press conference

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Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has been holding his press conference this morning ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby.

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And Allardyce has confirmed he has a near full-strength squad to choose from with only Duncan Watmore and Emmanuel Eboue missing through injury.

Allardyce takes his Sunderland side to St James's Park on Sunday lunchtime (1.30pm kick-off) for the crunch Premier League fixture and the two managers are holding their pre-match press conferences today.

Sunderland writer Chris Young is at the Academy of Light for us, bringing live updates, team and injury news.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez will be meeting the press at lunchtime.

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