Sunderland played out a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday.
David Preece was impressed with Adrian’s performance for West Ham United on Wednesday evening.
Aston Villa suffered a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at Villa Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Sunderland defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 away from home in the Premier League on Monday night.
Paul Bracewell was named Sam Allardyce’s assistant at Sunderland.