Is it advantage Swansea City in the race for Premier League survival?

"I met with Martin (Bain) and Ellis (Short) this week and we had initial discussions about how we move forward".

He made it clear that more talks are necessary as the club looks to make a plan a championship promotion bid, and that will include hard discussions about the size of the summer transfer budget.

David Moyes has revealed that planning is well underway to ensure Sunderland bounce back to the Premier League.

Crystal Palace need to simply avoid defeat this weekend against Hull City to ensure their survival in the Premier League.

Considering that David Moyes' side are not doing well financially, the £17 million which they gain from the sale of the 23 year old will be a good cash injection.

The future of Moyes has also been the subject of speculation, with some fans hoping the former Everton and Manchester United boss will move on after failing to preserve the team's Premier League status. "None of us were happy because we're disappointed we got relegated".

"We were deflated, I wouldn't say it was an uplifting kind of meeting".

Silva said: "We will prepare to win the game and if we win 1-0 it is good for us - I don't want anybody to think it is easy or we will get the goals, because then it is a big mistake for us".

"We must play with calm and confidence again, and not like we played in this game". "I saw some rubbish figures talked about in the papers today; whoever came up with those is completely wrong".

'I came to a part of the country where, I was led to believe, that was the way people wanted speaking to.

Friday afternoon's headlines declared that he will be asked to stay on by owner Ellis Short but the manager himself has been somewhat more non-committal and has admitted he has still to talk properly with the club's owner. I told them exactly.

It's been a dismal season for Sunderland, who will return to the Championship for the first time since 2007 after being officially relegated from the Premier League, and seem set to finish the season bottom of the division.

You could imagine goalscorer Billy Jones, back in the side, has a strong chance of being around, having played regularly under Moyes.

"It is too many things in one afternoon for one team like us to happen with our players - not only because we don't play well, it is clear to me, but all the things is too many things for our team".

"We can only lose the ones who are out of contract".

  • Julie Sanders