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SAFC season card holders can now apply for tickets

Sunderland will face a trip to either Hull City or Brighton & Hove Albion in the sixth round proper of the FA Cup with Budweiser.

The game could take place on either Saturday 8 (tea-time KO), Sunday 9 (1:30pm KO) or Monday 10 March (evening KO).

Season card holders have until 5pm on February 25 to apply online for tickets, or in person at the Stadium of Light.

As SAFC’s opponents are yet to be confirmed, supporters are asked to apply for either or both games.

A general sale of tickets will start from 9am on March 4.

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SAFC warns of Wembley pyrotechnics ban

Sunderland fans are being warned that staff at Wembley Stadium will be cracking down on the use of pyrotechnics at the Capital One Cup final on March 2.

Pyrotechnics and smoke bombs are 'strictly prohibited' in and around Wembley and police say they will arrest anyone found with them.

“We want everyone to enjoy the Capital One Cup final and I would urge fans to heed the advice from Wembley. There is no place for pyrotechnics in football and Wembley will take the strongest action possible to ensure the safety of all supporters.”

– SAFC head of safety and security, Paul Weir

Pyrotechnic detecting dogs will be on duty and all supporters, including minors (under 12), will be searched.

Wes Brown out for two games

Wes Brown Credit: ITV

Sunderland defender Wes Brown will be suspended for two games following his dismissal against Hull, the Football Association has confirmed.

The 34-year-old was sent off by referee Mike Jones just four minutes into Saturday's 2-0 Barclays Premier League defeat by the Tigers at the Stadium of Light after felling striker Shane Long as he headed towards goal.

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Johnson named Barclays Premier League Player of the Month

Adam Johnson Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sunderland's Adam Johnson has been named Barclays Premier League Player of the Month for January.

The Black Cats star beat off competition from Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla, Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Manchester City’s Yaya Toure to win the prestigious award.

Johnson scored 6 goals in 7 games during January and his blistering form could lead to an international recall. England Boss Roy Hodgson is expected at the Stadium of Light tomorrow for Sunderland's game against Hull.

But Sunderland boss Gus Poyet narrowly missed out on the Manager of the Month honour, which went to Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini.

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