Marcos Alonso shows his support for Sunderland on Twitter

Sunderland are set to take on Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Sunday.

Marcos Alonso has shown his support of Sunderland on Twitter, ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby at the weekend.

Sunderland are set to face Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, in what will be a vitally important match for both side’s seasons.

The Black Cats and Newcastle are both in the thick of a relegation fight, and whoever wins on Sunday will take a big step closer to safety.

If Sunderland can be victorious in the fixture, they will move four points clear of Newcastle.

Rafael Benitez’s side, meanwhile, could move out of the relegation zone if they are able to pick up the three points against their local rivals.

It is a match which has captured the attention of football fans worldwide, and Alonso has confirmed that he will be cheering Sunderland on from afar.

Alonso played for Sunderland for a period of the 2013/14 campaign, before moving back to Fiorentina.

The full-back is still fondly remembered at the Stadium of Light, and it seems that he still holds the club dear to his heart, even though he is now more focused on matters in Serie A.

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