Sunderland AFC news round-up: Honest Defoe on Hammers, fitness boost, Anichebe, no sale

Jermain Defoe: Honest appraisal. Picture by FRANK REID

Jermain Defoe: Honest appraisal. Picture by FRANK REID

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After rumours of takeovers, it's back to football talk at Sunderland.

Eastend boy Jermain Defoe has spoken about Saturday's trip to the London Stadium, where the Black Cats face West Ham.

The leading scorer has pulled no punches either, referring to the "schoolboys errors" which blighted the 2-0 defeat at Stoke.

See what Defoe said here.
Tonight could be a vital night for Sunderland when they host Derby County in an Under 23 fixture.

It presents an opportunity for David Moyes to get some game-time for big Victor Anichebe.

Read what the manager says about the powerful forward.

Moyes has been given a boost to with Adnan Januzaj set to return ahead of schedule.

Here's what the boss says about the on-loan Manchester United winger.
Finally, it looks as though Sunderland will not be sold to a Far East party, not yet anyway.

Our top Sunderland writer, Richard Mennear, looks at the situation at the Stadium of Light.