CRAIG HOPE IN EVIAN: They feared for their lives on the flight to France, but Sunderland’s players will now be worrying about their future on the pitch despite a comfortable win against Stade Nyonnais.
SUNDERLAND midfielder Jack Rodwell has hailed the appointment of his former Everton manager David Moyes.
Sunderland have confirmed that Jan Kirchhoff, Lee Cattermole and Billy Jones have travelled to France and could face Stade Nyonnais.
Sunderland have taken Polish teenager Mateusz M?ynarczyk on trial from Baltyku Gdynia but he is also interesting Serie A clubs.
Goalkeeper Vito Mannone insists Sunderland's players are still feeling positive despite the managerial upheaval.
One of the first jobs for new Sunderland boss David Moyes will be to divert interest away from Centre-back Lamine Kone.
Sunderland have battled relegation in each of the last three seasons after poor starts and collected only three points from nine games last year before being rescued by Sam Allardyce.