Sunderland AFC news: Allardyce on Cats future, loanee ‘back to his best,’ poll results revealed

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Sam Allardyce says he still loves his Sunderland job despite the threat of relegation.

His future as Sunderland boss has been the subject of debate in recent weeks but he has dropped a hint towards his Cats future, saying he is relishing his time on Wearside.

Allardyce said: “I’ve lived with that pressure ever since I joined the club and I’ve aged a bit, or so my wife keeps telling me.

“She wonders why I keep doing this stupid job!

“But even with all the problems we’ve had this season, I still love it for some strange reason.”

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Meanwhile, Adam Matthews believes he is rediscovering his best form during his loan stint at Bristol City.

The right-back arrived at Ashton Gate on loan six weeks ago having not started a competitive game since a Capital One Cup tie against Exeter City last August.

And the Welshman, who hopes to feature at Euro 2016, admitted it took time for him to regain his match sharpness.

But he is now back to his best form ahead of their game against Derby County tonight (7.45pm).

Matthews said: “In the first couple of games I took a bit of time to get going, but in the last couple I’ve felt really good.

“I feel like I’m getting back to my best.

“I’m really enjoying it here. All the boys are really good with me and the team is doing well.

“It’s always nice to be playing in a team that is playing well, and we’ve had a few good results.

“Sheffield Wednesday were on a good run of form and I think that’s the best football we’ve played since I’ve been here.

“If we can play half as well as that again, I’m sure we’ll get the win.”

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And finally, we asked Sunderland fans whether Duncan Watmore should start against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon after his impressive sub appearance at Carrow Road.

But a total of 79 per cent of Sunderland fans voted for him to remain as an impact sub, rather than start the fixture.

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