Sharkey set for pre-match chat

by Ashley Houghton

Legend returns ahead of Norwich clash.

Fans in the Black Cats Bar can catch up with Sunderland legend Nick Sharkey this Sunday.

The only man alive to score five goals in a game for the Black Cats is set to take to the hot seat for a pre-match talk ahead of Sunderland's home clash with Norwich at the Stadium of Light.

Sharkey made over 100 appearances in his eight years on Wearside before moving to Leicester City in 1966.

He scored 62 goals in his time at Roker Park, most memorably his five against today’s visitors, 50 years ago to this very week.

Also featured in this week’s ‘Where are they now’ feature on, Sharkey still carries strong ties with the club in his role with the Sunderland Former Players Association.

Sharkey will be in the Black Cats Bar from 12.30pm on Sunday.

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