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The team have arrived at Victoria Park ahead of tonight’s game

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The likes of Lee Cattermole, John O’Shea and Steven Fletcher are expected to see game time as Sunderland continue their pre-season preparations with a short trip to Hartlepool.

Poyet set to hand run-outs to more senior players…

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On this day in 1995 Michael Gray bagged a hat-trick in a 6-0 friendly victory at Drogheda

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Review the action from last night’s win at Brunton Park with our FREE highlights on SAFSee, available here:

Review the best of the action from win at Carlisle…

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Here’s our match report from Brunton Park as Mikael Mandron came off the bench to score a fine winning goal.

Mandron scores only goal in friendly win…

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Big smiles from goal scorer Mikael Mandron, who’s hoping for more chances to shine during pre-season

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Carlisle United 0 Sunderland 1: A fine finish from Mikael Mandron sees Gus Poyet’s side break the deadlock at Brunton Park. He steered the ball past the keeper and right into the bottom corner of the net. Ha’way the Lads!

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TEAM NEWS:
Sunderland v Carlisle: Mannone; Jones, Diakite, Brown, N’Diaye; Cabral, Gomez, Mavrias, Karlsson; Giaccherini, Wickham.

Subs: Cartright, Dixon, Robson, Beadling, Mcnamee, Agnew, Honeyman, Smith, Gooch, Lawson, Mandron.

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Live audio commentary is also available, starting at around 7.20pm ahead of kick-off at 7.30pm. Featuring the one and only Jimmy Montgomery!

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Keep up to date with the friendly at Carlisle with our live blog!

Follow friendly action with live blog from Brunton Park…

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Gus Poyet shares a joke with Carlisle boss and former #SAFC man Graham Kavanagh ahead of the game