Sunderland AFC: Quinn worried, double injury fears ahead of Wear-Tyne derby, Gus Poyet favourite for Swindon job

Ex-Sunderland manager Gus Poyet among favourites for Swindon Town job
Ex-Sunderland manager Gus Poyet among favourites for Swindon Town job
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Worried? Nervous? Anxious? Confident? Welcome to derby week ahead of the Wear-Tyne clash on Sunday!

And the build-up is dominating the headlines as the pressure gauge cranks up another notch ahead of the game at the Stadium of Light.

Ex-Sunderland ace Niall Quinn admits he fears the worst for his former club after watching Newcastle demolish Norwich City 6-2.

Read what Quinn has had to say here.

New boss Sam Allardyce has an added headache as the club are sweating over the fitness of two players.

We revealed this morning that Allardyce has injury concerns over Ola Toivonen and Jack Rodwell. Both missed Sam Allardyce’s opening game in charge at West Brom on Saturday due to injury, with fellow midfielder Liam Bridcutt returning to the matchday squad for the first time since the opening day after being out-of-favour under Dick Advocaat.

For the latest team news click here.

Meanwhile, former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has emerged as the bookies favourite for the vacant Swindon Town job.

The former Swindon assistant is the leading contender to replace Mark Cooper who left the club following their 2-0 defeat to Millwall.

Swindon play in League One and the defeat at the Den has left them without a win in seven league matches and only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

We’ll keep you posted!