Photos: Newcastle players intense in training ahead of Sunderland clash

Newcastle United will face Sunderland away from home in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Newcastle United players were training on Thursday ahead of the Wear-Tyne derby against Sunderland this weekend.

Newcastle will take on Sunderland away from home at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Magpies will head into the encounter on the back of a 6-2 victory over Norwich City at St. James’ Park in the Premier League.

It was Steve McClaren’s side’s first win in the league this season, and it will have certainly boosted the players’ confidence.

Newcastle are third from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with six points from nine matches, two points behind 17th-place Bournemouth.

Meanwhile, Sunderland are at the foot of the standings with just three points from nine games.

The Newcastle players were training hard on Thursday as they step up preparations for what promises to be a very competitive game of football on Sunday.

Below are some of the best photos from Thursday’s session.

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