Sunderland AFC news: Danny Graham lifts lid on 'frustrating' spell, transfer latest, Allardyce press conference

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Danny Graham, who has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season, has been speaking about his "frustrating" time at Sunderland.

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Graham told the Lancashire Telegraph: "My time at Sunderland has been very frustrating so for me to have a fresh challenge is superb.

Yann M'Vila in action

Yann M'Vila in action

"I’ve been out on loan a lot and I’ve never really had a solid run in the team, which would have been nice, but the key for me is something fresh, to move away from the north east and just concentrate on my football.

"Now that I know I’m here until the end of the season, I can get my head down, work hard in training and hopefully do well for this football club and move up the table.

"Like I said, it’s been a frustrating time at Sunderland, but now I can get back playing week-in week-out and prove a few people wrong."

With Graham's contract at the Stadium of Light expiring this summer, the loan switch will end his time on Wearside, where he netted just once in 41 appearances after arriving in a £5million move from Swansea three years ago.

Meanwhile, on-loan Sunderland midfielder Yann M'Vila has been speaking about his future.

The midfielder was speaking ahead of his former side FC Mantois's French cup tie with FC Nantes. FC Mantois play in the fourth-tier and M'Vila played for the club briefly as a teenager.

Talking to French media, he said: "Receiving Nantes is beneficiary for the town’s image. In Mantes, everyone loves football, and they aren’t trying to put money in their pockets.

"I’m waiting to have a more stable personal situation [currently on loan from Rubin Kazan] before helping the club further."

And finally, Sam Allardyce is holding his pre-match press conference ahead of the AFC Bournemouth game today.

Big Sam will be meeting the media from 2pm and we'll have all the very latest team news on the blog.

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