Photos: Sunderland players in training ahead of West Ham United clash

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Below are the best pictures from Sunderland’s training session ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against West Ham United in London.

The Sunderland players have stepped up their preparations ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against West Ham United away from home.

The Black Cats will head into the clash on the back of a 4-0 defeat to Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light, a match which saw Gus Poyet lose his job.

New Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has been working with the players over the past few days following his appointment on Tuesday.

The Dutchman took charge of the team’s training on Friday, and he appeared to be making an impact on the players.

Sunderland are in a precarious position and are in real danger of suffering relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season.

The Black Cats are currently 17th in the league table with 26 points from 29 matches, just a point above the bottom three.

Winning against West Ham away from home on Saturday will not be easy, but Sunderland need to step up and pick up at least a point at the Boleyn Ground.

Below are the best pictures from Sunderland’s training session on Friday:

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