BBC Sport - Dick Advocaat & John Carver ready for important Wear-Tyne derby

Advocaat & Carver ready for derby day

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat and Newcastle manager John Carver discuss the importance of this weekend's Wear-Tyne derby for both teams.

The Magpies are in the stronger position of the two, safely in mid-table, while the Black Cats sit just one point and one place above the relegation zone.

Sunderland have history on their side, however, having won the last four league meetings, a sequence the Magpies are desperate to reverse.