Photos: Sunderland newbie Dame N'Doye all smiles with Jermain Defoe in training

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The pair are expected to fire Sunderland to safety.

Sunderland take on AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League tomorrow, hoping to pick up three more valuable points in the hunt for Premier League survival.

With that in mind the club have been putting their players through their paces in recent days, including a new face who has arrived to help in the battle for survival.

Sunderland snapped up Senegalese international forward Dame N'Doye from Trabzonspor earlier this week, in a loan deal until the end of the season.

The former Hull City player has been getting to know his fellow forwards in Sunderland training this week including Fabio Borini, Duncan Watmore and, perhaps most importantly, Jermain Defoe.

If Sunderland are to stay up much looks likely to depend on the relationship these two can conjure up top so to see the pair sharing a laugh and a joke in training is positive.

In general N'Doye seemed happy in his new surroundings at Sunderland, looking upbeat and smiley in training as he hopes for a debut against Bournemouth tomorrow afternoon.

Sunderland fans will hope he is still smiling after tomorrow's fixture.

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