Picture gallery: Slideshow of Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips ahead of Leicester clash

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SUNDERLAND return to action this weekend when they visit Leicester City in the Premier League.

Former Black Cats legend Kevin Phillips hung up his boots in the summer after helping City to promotion to the top tier and he now works as a first team coach at Leicester.

Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips.

Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips.

Ahead of the game, we have taken a look back through the archives to recognise one of the most natural goalscorers the game has seen.

Phillips established himself as a modern great at Sunderland, scoring 130 goals for the club between 1997 and 2003.

He helped the Black Cats to promotion in the 1998-99 season, and the following year won the Premier League Golden Boot with 30 goals.

That also earned him the European Golden Shoe award as the continent’s top goalscorer, and he remains the only Englishman to ever win that accolade.

Phillips – who won eight full England caps – only ended his playing days at the age of 40 after helping Leicester City to promotion.

Enjoy our gallery of images of some of the highs of his Sunderland career.