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WATCH: Advocaat hails Sunderland fight

Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat has praised his players for summoning up the spirit of their successful fight against relegation last season to secure their first point this Premier League campaign.

The Black Cats fought back after going behind to clinch a 1-1 draw with Swansea at the Stadium of Light.

Watch Dick Advocaat's full post-match press conference here:


Dick Advocaat: 'No promises are being broken'

The Black Cats still hope to bring in at least two new players, but departures seem more likely over the next few days.

Dick Advocaat has confirmed that Emanuel Giaccherini is likely to leave before the transfer window shuts and every player is for sale if he wants to go.

The spotlight is on the summer investment - and today Advocaat clarified one important point. The Chairman Ellis Short didn't promise to spend a certain amount of money. So no promises are being broken.

I also have to be realistic to our chairman, our owner. He said we have to invest to make the team better and that's what we try to do. He never, because people mentioned it in the newspapers, he never mentioned figures. He never said 10, 20, 30, 40, 50. I said listen, we have to make the team better and that's what we try.

– Dick Advocaat

Adam Johnson out of play for eight weeks

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Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat has revealed that Adam Johnson is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring his shoulder.

The winger suffered a shoulder injury in training and will undergo further tests tonight (Wednesday 12th August), but Advocaat is expecting to be without Johnson for a minimum of eight weeks.

Advocaat also revealed that Jordi Gomez remains unavailable and Danny Graham is also struggling for fitness.

We have Jordi Gomez and Adam Johnson injured and Danny Graham also has some minor problems. Adam will go to the hospital for a scan tonight and then we will know exactly what is wrong. It is a serious injury and it will be at least eight weeks.

– Dick Advocaat
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