Watch as Jack Ross and his Sunderland squad receive heroes welcome as they arrive in London

The Sunderland squad received a heroes welcome as they arrived in the capital ahead of the Checkatrade Trophy final against Portsmouth.

Saturday, 30th March 2019, 4:01 pm
Updated Saturday, 30th March 2019, 4:08 pm
Sunderland will be backed by 40,000 supporters at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

Jack Ross and his Sunderland squad travelled south from the North East via the train and they received a huge reception from supporters when they arrived in London.

Around 40,000 Sunderland fans are heading to the capital this weekend for the final and a section of those fans cheered when the players walked up the platform at King's Cross railway station.

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