Sunderland show team unity during New York tripby Rohan Toure 16/02/2017 18:59:00 0 comments 1 Views
- Sunderland have travelled to New York City for a four-day bonding trip
- The Black Cats are looking to bounce back after 4-0 defeat by Southampton
- David Moyes' men took part in a morning run around Central Park on Wednesday
- Sunderland face Everton on February 25 before hosting Man City in March
By Elliott Bretland for MailOnline
Published: 13:03 EST, 15 February 2017 | Updated: 18:59 EST, 16 February 2017
Sunderland's players were united in New York City on Wednesday as the squad enjoy a four-day bonding trip in the United States.
The Black Cats, who are currently bottom of the Premier League table, posed for a team photo ahead of a morning run around Central Park and hope the break will help in their bid to beat the drop.
First-team players including Jermain Defoe and Adnan Januzaj wrapped up warm alongside manager David Moyes and coaches Robbie Stockdale and Paul Bracewell on what appeared to be a chilly day in Manhattan.
Sunderland showed team unity during their four-day bonding trip in New York City
Jermain Defoe looks dejected during Sunderland's heavy defeat at home to Southampton
David Moyes winces on the touchline as his Sunderland side were thrashed on their own patch
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The club will be keen to restore some much-needed optimism after losing 4-0 at home to Southampton on Saturday, just a week after beating Crystal Palace by the same scoreline.
Fans took to social media in the aftermath of a bleak afternoon to express disquiet over the mid-winter break, but Moyes insisted the defeat would not alter his focus for what he wants to achieve in the Big Apple.
He said: 'No, I don't think so. We have got some time together.
'Look, a lot of teams who are out of the FA Cup are doing different things and we are doing something as well.'
Sunderland, who sit two points from safety, face Moyes' former club Everton at Goodison Park next and then host Manchester City on March 5.
The Wearside club then travel to north-east rivals Middlesbrough before facing Burnley, Watford and Leicester.
SUNDERLAND'S UPCOMING FIXTURES
February 25 Everton (A)
March 5 Manchester City (H)
March 11 Middlesbrough (A)
March 18 Burnley (H)
April 1 Watford (A)
April 4 Leicester City (A)
The Black Cats travel to Everton on February 25 before hosting Manchester City on March 5