Sam Allardyce met the press earlier this afternoon ahead of his return to West Ham United.
The Sunderland boss, who left the Hammers in the summer after four years in East London, makes his first return to Upton Park on Saturday lunchtime. (kick-off 12.45pm).
Reporter Chris Young was at Allardyce's press conference for us and you can recap the latest injury and transfer news via our live blog: CLICK HERE:
Sunderland spent last week in Dubai at a warm-weather training camp but they return to Premier League action this weekend.
For the very latest team and injury news follow our live Sunderland AFC blog.