Sam Allardyce: If Sunderland avoid relegation we will party all night long

Allardyce described the noise inside the Stadium of Light during Saturday’s game as the loudest he’d ever heard outside of Wembley and believes the 47,000 plus gate will be a huge factor again.

Indeed, he wants such frenzied atmospheres to become the norm on Wearside.

“I thinking being at home is an advantage with the way the crowd has been behind us and the way the players have responded to us,” he said.

“Being part of the Premier League is important for this city – it’s massive.

“The Sunderland support is growing even though they know the team’s struggled over the last few years.

“If we’re getting sell outs when we’re at the bottom of the league, then if we can bring in better and more exciting players, it might well be a case of us filling the stadium on a regular basis.”

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