Tony Cascarino explains what Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will think about Newcastle United's squad

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Sunderland and Newcastle United are set to meet on Sunday in a crucial Tyne-Wear derby.

Tony Cascarino has told Sky Sports News on the morning of 19th October 2015, that he feels Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will be wary of the dangerous players in Newcastle United's squad.

Sunderland meet Newcastle at the weekend, in what looks like a crucial match for both team's chances this season. 

Both the North-East based outfits have made awful starts to the campaign, and sit in the relegation zone, meaning that three points in the fixture will be vital. 

And Cascarino said: "Sam Allardyce prides himself on keeping clean-sheets and even with it being a home game, he will look at Newcastle and he'll go 'I tell you what, they've got some really dangerous players. They've got [Ayoze] Perez, [Aleksandar] Mitrovic, [Georginio] Wijnaldum and [Moussa] Sissoko'. 

"He'll want to contain them, but he'll also know that Newcastle will give him a chance - because they're quite brave going forward.

"He'll sit and try to pick holes about how he can unlock them."

Newcastle head into the game on the back of a 6-2 win against Norwich City, which highlighted the quality that they do have in their squad.

The Magpies' pace and power brushed aside Norwich, and the hope is that they can now build on that performance and start collecting wins on a regular basis.

Sunderland, meanwhile, have no such momentum behind them, even after the appointment of Allardyce as manager.

Although the Black Cats improved in Allardyce's first game in-charge, they fell to a 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion, and are still without a league victory all season. 

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