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Former Sunderland captain Gary Bennett says the result is all that matters in Sunday's Wear-Tyne derby.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says this Sunday's Wear-Tyne derby is the "perfect game to start winning".
The Uruguayan will be taking charge of his first home game as the Black Cats host the Newcastle at the Stadium of Light.
Former Newcastle United and Sunderland captain Bob Moncur says this Sunday's Wear-Tyne derby has become "even more" unpredictable.
Fans of Sunderland and Newcastle United have held a charity golf day as part of the build-up to this weekend's Wear-Tyne derby.
The tournament took place at Ramside Hall in County Durham. It's hoped the event will raise more than £3,000 to be split equally between the Foundation of Light and the Newcastle United Foundation.
Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul says he's looking forward to this weekend's Wear-Tyne derby.
Speaking ahead of Sunday's match at the Stadium of Light, the Dutch international said: "These are the games I look forward to when the fixture list comes out. Everybody is excited and looking forward to it."
Sunderland midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng says this weekend's Wear-Tyne derby could be "the turning point" in the club's season.
The Black Cats host Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday. Speaking ahead of the match, the South Korean international said: "If we win this game at this point the whole atmosphere will change.
"Maybe it's going to be the turning point for Sunderland this weekend."
The region's biggest sporting rivalry rekindles this weekend as Sunderland host Newcastle United in the Premier League.
Today, we spoke with Sunderland's South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng and Newcastle's Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul.
Special Metro services will run on on the Wear Tyne derby match day this weekend.
They will only stop at Central Station and St Peters and are for Newcastle supporters only, leaving at 12:16pm and 12:24pm.
Northern Rail are also providing a service for supporters direct from Newcastle Central Station to St Peters, leaving at 11.52 and arriving at 12.17.
Those travelling by Metro or train must enter Central Station by the entrance near the long stay car park and Centurion bar.
Fans attending the Wear Tyne derby this weekend are being urged to make use of special supporters’ coaches from St James' Park direct to the Stadium of Light.
The cost per supporter will be £4 and fans can get them from the club's website nufc.co.uk.
All money raised through the coaches will be donated to charity.
The coaches will leave St James' Park at 11am and supporters are asked to be at the ground for boarding at 10:30am.
Northumbria Police are reminding fans to plan their travel arrangements ahead of the Wear-Tyne derby game on Sunday.
They are asking people to use official club coaches or public transport.