Gallery: Take a trip down memory lane with Sunderland training pictures from years gone by

Sam Allardyce took his Sunderland squad to the seaside for a training session with a difference this week.

Thursday, 7th April 2016, 7:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th April 2016, 7:11 pm
Sunderland players going for a walk along the promenade including Len Shackleton (second from left) and Billy Elliott (second from right).

So we thought we'd delve into the archives here at the Echo to bring you a gallery of training pictures from years gone by.

Sunderland players from as far back as the 1940s can be seen exercising on the promenade, doing gym work in Washington and training at the club's former ground, Roker Park, in our gallery of images.

Sunderland players going for a walk along the promenade including Len Shackleton (second from left) and Billy Elliott (second from right).

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Sunderland players going for a walk along the promenade including Len Shackleton (second from left) and Billy Elliott (second from right).