Sunderland AFC news: Defoe helps Allardyce plot 'way forward', injury latest

Jermain Defoe and Costel Pantilimon
Jermain Defoe and Costel Pantilimon
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Match-winner Jermain Defoe is battling to be fit for Saturday's game against Stoke City.

The striker scored Sunderland's goal in last night's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Defoe was today being assessed by the club's medical team.

And the 33-year-old has been talking about his strike – and his injury.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce also talked about Defoe's future at the Stadium of Light after the Palace game.

Allardyce is also hopeful that he has found a "way forward" at the club.
Finally, read writer Richard Mennear's analysis of the club's first away success of the season here.