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Danny Graham donates to save career of fellow player

Sunderland striker Danny Graham has put his hand in his pocket to help save a fellow footballer's career.

What a gesture from Danny Graham. Credit: PA

The 29-year-old Black Cats frontman has donated £2,690 to a fund set up to raise money to cover the cost of an operation for Gateshead midfielder JJ O'Donnell, who is suffering from the rare foot condition sesamoiditis.

O'Donnell confirmed the news via his Twitter account, tweeting: "I'm not singling Danny out as without everybody donating, I wouldn't have ever reached my target, but a donation like that has left me speechless.

"I've never met Danny, but for him to put an astronomical amount like that towards a fund of a lad who he doesn't know speaks volumes of what a true gentleman he is."

Advocaat has 'good feeling' about Sunderland survival

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has a 'good feeling' about the club being able to secure Premier League safety.

The Black Cats are 16th in the table, three points above the relegation zone. They now need just a point to guarantee Premier League survival.

Sunderland face Arsenal and Chelsea in their final two games of the season but Advocaat is confident his side can get a result.

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