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Whitehead Eyes Toon Game

Sunderland Captain Dean Whitehead is looking to the big derby game this weekend.

Whitehead believes Sunderland are growing as a team and have the quality to overcome any Premiership team on their day.

Whitehead told the Sunderland echo "I think we have a very good emerging side at Sunderland now and I think it is only going to get better."

"We'll remember that when we go out there on Sunday."

"I look around now and I think we've got a very solid defensive five behind us."

"You look at the likes of Jonny Evans and Phil Bardsley and what they've brought to the team and I think our defence has really come on recently, to the extent where everyone can have real confidence in it."

"But then you look all around our team and there are players that have real quality."

"Andy Reid has added something new to the side and is always a threat, while Kieran Richardson and Carlos Edwards are both getting stronger with each game."

"Carlos has that pace and Kieran can create things, while, up front, Kenwyne Jones will cause any team problems and the game could be written for Michael Chopra."

"You could go on and on through the side - whoever the manager chooses - because there's lots of players who have contributed this season and who could cause problems to teams in this league."

"It is going to be a very intimidating atmosphere, but we'll be ready for that and, if you just look around our side, I think we'll have one or two players who could really shine in this game."

"We know that Newcastle will be doing their best, on and off the pitch, to make it as difficult as possible. But we just have to stick our chests out and show them what Sunderland are about."

"I was still injured this season when we drew 1-1 at our place and that was another game where we were the better side and were thoroughly unlucky not to win."

"We've played well in our last few games against Newcastle to have won those matches, but luck has been against us."

"There'll be plenty of players who played earlier in the season at the Stadium of Light who feel that they owe Newcastle one and I feel the same way."

"Of course, it is going to be tough, one of the toughest away games of the season, but we'll be up for it and once the whistle goes we'll want to get stuck in."

Vital Sunderland Says

Whitehead is right we are much stronger team since the last time we played Newcastle. Our defence is a lot stronger as is the quality we have available in midfield.

The Mags on Sunday bring em on!




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