Happy New Year everyone! Big game at home to Villa tomorrow…shake off your hangover & get down to the @StadiumOfLight to support the lads.— Sam Allardyce (@OfficialBigSam) January 1, 2016
Sunderland will head into the game against Villa at the Stadium of Light on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at home.
The Black Cats lost all five Premier League games in December and are in a terrible run of form.
Allardyce’s side are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with just 12 points from 19 matches, as many as seven points behind 17th-placed Swansea City.
Meanwhile, Villa currently find themselves at the bottom of the league table with just eight points from 19 games.
Remi Garde’s side will head into the encounter against Sunderland on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Norwich City away from home in the Premier League.