Legend geared up for pre-match chat

by Kate Smith

Irwin set for Boxing Day talk-in

Supporters can get up close to Sunderland legend Cec Irwin when he visits the Black Cats Bar.

Te former right-back will take to the hot seat ahead of the Manchester City game for a pre-match talk-in.

Irwin notched over 350 appearances in his time at the club and was part of the 1964 side that won promotion from Division Two at only 16 year-old.

He enjoyed six seasons of top flight football with the Lads and found the back of the net just once - during a 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest in 1968.

Irwin will be in the Black Cats Bar from 1.30pm on Boxing Day.

The talk-ins are part of Black Cats Bar matchdays, where fans can enjoy a complimentary home-cooked meal, free programme and take advantage of drinks offers.

Tickets are priced at £50, for more information call 0871 911 1500

Click here to find out more about the Black Cats Bar.