Pre-season: Ross' plans taking shape

Sunderland AFC’s pre-season preparations will begin when the players return to the Academy of Light on June 27.

They will then travel to Portugal for a training camp and are set to play a non-competitive training game during the week-long trip.     

We wish to advise supporters that the training venue, which was booked several months ago, does not have public access.

The club apologises to those fans who had expressed an interest in travelling to Portugal, but unfortunately spectators cannot be accommodated on this occasion.

We hope to rectify this for supporters in future seasons.

Jack Ross has put a comprehensive programme of pre-season games in place and a number of local fixtures will afford fans the opportunity to see the team in action.

The remaining games in the schedule are in the process of being finalised.

A friendly game at the Stadium of Light, which will be announced in the coming days, will complete the pre-season programme.

Ticket details for the pre-season games will be available at

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