JOHN'S TWO-PRONGED TARGET
Assistant boss John Gorman says we have plenty to look forward to after the disappointment of the Worthington Cup Final.
STAR MAN: PATRICK MBOMA
Even Niall Quinn is delighted at the arrival of Cameroon superstar Patrick Mboma on Wearside.
LOWDOWN ON THE BLACK CATS
Kevin Phillips reckons both ourselves and Sunderland will have a point to prove.
Good news - no fresh injuries and the likes of Carr, Clemence, Doherty and Armstrong all making strides.
LAST TIME WE MET
Goals from Christian Ziege and Teddy Sheringham secured a 2-1 win at the Stadium of Light in September.
Report from that game
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OPTA STATS, HEAD TO HEAD AND SPURSBET
All the latest Opta stats on both sides, full preview, player head to head - this week featuring Christian Ziege and Michael Gray - route planner if you are travelling to the game.
Head To Head
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A full preview pack for the visit of Sunderland including the thoughts of John Gorman, team news, last time we met, exclusive Opta stats and special odds from SpursBet.