Sam Allardyce confirms Dame N'Doye is Sunderland-bound, claims Steve Bruce recommended him

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

Sam Allardyce has confirmed that Dame N'Doye is on his way to Sunderland.

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has told TEAMtalk that Trabzonspor striker Dame N'Doye is set to join the club on loan until the end of the season.

The Black Cats have struggled in front of goal at times this season, and manager Allardyce is clearly keen to strengthen his attacking options after just three goals in the five games before the 3-1 win over Aston Villa at the start of the month.

Reports from Sky Sports on Sunday suggested that Tranzonspor striker Dame N'Doye was on his way to Wearside for a medical, and now it seems that those suggestions were true.

Manager Allardyce has told TEAMtalk that N'Doye is indeed signing for Sunderland on loan until the end of the season, handing the former Hull striker a return to the Premier League.

Allardyce also revealed that he spoke to N'Doye's former Hull boss Steve Bruce before securing the deal, with the TIgers manager saying that he made an impact at the KC Stadium last season.

"My old mate Brucey said he brought something they didn’t have last season," said Allardyce. "He knows and has experienced the Premier league. Hopefully he can score goals for us. Let’s hope he can achieve the improvement we are looking for in terms of converting more chances and scoring goals," he added.

N'Doye, 30, had scored goals with Copenhagen and Lokomotiv Moscow before joining Hull last January, and despite scoring five goals in 15 games for the club, he couldn't save them from relegation to the Championship.

A move to Trabzonspor followed, but with no league goals to his name, the Senegal international is heading back to the Premier League to try his luck for a second time - and Sunderland will be hoping that this stint doesn't end in relegation too.

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