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Pitching In: Sunderland boss Chris Coleman helps tackle the Beast From the East so training can go ahead

Chris Coleman helped SAFC staff clear the pitch at the Stadium of Light Credit: SAFC

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman helped Sunderland staff clear the Stadium of Light pitch so his team could train.

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The Black Cats sit at the bottom of the Championship, and head to Millwall on Saturday.

The North East has been hit by blizzard-like conditions brought in by the so-called Beast From the East.

Sunderland staff - including Coleman - dug in to dig out the pitch on Thursday so training could go ahead as usual.

The pitch ready for training on Thursday Credit: SAFC