Sunderland Set for Stadium Opener

Last updated : 24 April 2002 By Andy Beill
Pearson said that Mackems chairman Bob Murray had played a big part in getting a £2.5m grant from the Football Foundation for the Hull 'super stadium', and as thanks would like to play his side in a friendly when the ground opens in December.

Meanwhile at the fans' forum, new manager Jan Molby revealed that Matt Glennon will start next season as the number 1 goalkeeper.

He also said that around 6 players will be signed - including a big centre forward, a central defender and a box-to-box midfielder - who will be for his starting eleven (playing 4-3-3). However, moves for Dean Windass and Michael Reddy were ruled out as the Dane looks to the future.