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Sunderland Head Coach Gus Poyet hopes his side can build on last weekend's Wear-Tyne derby win when they travel to Hull City on Saturday.
However, Poyet says Hull's Premier League record this season proves they are "difficult to beat"
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says he's looking forward to Saturday's Premier League clash with Chelsea.
The Magpies welcome Jose Mourinho's side to St James' Park in tomorrow's lunchtime kick-off.
Hull City boss Steve Bruce has admitted his time as Sunderland manager was possibly "a mistake".
The 52-year-old, from Corbridge in Northumberland, took charge of the Black Cats in June 2009 but was sacked in November 2011 after a 2-1 home defeat to Wigan. Bruce added that being a fan of their bitter rivals Newcastle United made life difficult for him at the Stadium of Light.
He said: "I was bitterly disappointed the way it ended and I'll never forget that day at Wigan when the crowd turn on you. I wouldn't want any manager to go through that.
"Looking back on it now, maybe it was a mistake being where I'm from and a Newcastle fan. I wouldn't say that's the utmost reason but a lot [of people] couldn't quite hack that."
Hull host Sunderland at the KC Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.