WATCH: Sunderland stars in training ahead of Stoke clash

Sunderland in training
Sunderland in training
Have your say

Sunderland have stepped up their training today in preparation for their Premier league clash at Stoke City on Saturday.

The Black Cats go into the match looking for their first league win of the season in a bid to leapfrog Mark Hughes’ side.

And David Moyes invited reporter Richard Mennear to watch today’s training session at the Academy of Light.

The squad was still missing a number of players away on international duty, but the players included the likes of Patrick van Aanholt and Jermain Defoe, while Seb Larsson was on the training pitch working away from the main group as he continues his rehab after knee surgery.

Follow Richard on Twitter at @richmennearjp for more pictures and video.