Sunderland AFC news: Cats battle West Brom for defender, clubs eye midfield duo, Allardyce meets press

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce
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Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is due to meet the press this afternoon ahead of the trip to Southampton.

Sunderland make the long trip to the south coast on the back of the dramatic 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Tuesday night thanks to Fabio Borini's late equaliser.

Allardyce is holding his pre-match press conference from 2pm and we've got it covered: Follow the press conference live here:
Chris Young is at the Academy of Light for us.

Meanwhile, Sunderland have been linked with a move for Bristol City centre-back Aden Flint, according to the Mirror.

The 26-year-old has earned a reputation as a goalscoring defender, having netted 22 goals in 114 games for the Robins, who he helped win promotion to the Championship last term.

And reports suggest Sunderland are tracking him along with Premier League rivals West Brom.

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Sunderland midfield pair Liam Agnew and Martin Smith are both attracting attention from Football League clubs.

Under-21s skipper Agnew spent last week training with League One Bradford City, with Bantams boss Phil Parkinson confirming his interest in signing the 21-year-old.

Meanwhile, Smith has spent this week training at League Two Carlisle, with a view to a possible loan move.

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