signing session

Black Cats trio a hit with fans

by Kate Smith

Scores of fans greet players in-store.

Hundreds of supporters queued to meet goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Carlos Cuellar and Jack Colback at a club signing session yesterday.

The trio were besieged by droves of fans at the special event in the club's official store at the Galleries Shopping Centre, Washington.

The players ensured everyone went away happy by signing autographs and posing for pictures.

"The turnout was fantastic and I'd like to thank everyone for coming along," Mignolet told afterwards.

"I know some people queued for a long time and we really appreciate that.