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ROKER ROUNDUP: Sunderland to get around HALF of Accrington’s ground for upcoming league game!

Charis Mavrias has rocked back up to sign for Scottish side Hibernian, whilst Accrington’s owner has revealed that Sunderland fans will get around HALF of their ground for the upcoming game in League One.

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Defeat for Oviedo

Bryan Oviedo started for Costa Rica in the early hours of yesterday morning as they faced Colombia in New York.

Unfortunately for the Sunderland left back, it wasn’t a good night at the Red Bull Arena as Colombia ran out 3-1 winners and were thankful to Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas for keeping the score down.

Carlos Bacca had given Colombia the lead on the half-hour mark but the Costa Ricans were undeservedly level going into the break thanks to a Kendall Waston header just before half-time.

That setback didn’t deter the Colombians though, as they kept up the pressure in the second half and got their reward thanks to two Juan Hernández strikes.

Oviedo’s main contributions to the game were a weak effort on David Ospina’s goal and a rough tackle with time ticking down that saw the left-back booked but could easily have been a red card.

Costa Rica v Colombia Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Mavrias joins Hibs

Former Sunderland winger Charis Mavrias has joined Scottish Premiership outfit Hibernian on a short-term deal.

The 24-year-old has initially joined the club until January with an option to extend the deal after he impressed Neil Lennon during a trial spell.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Mavrias said he was excited to join the club:

I am very excited to have signed with Hibs. I’m looking forward to playing with the team. It’s a great team and all of the players have quality.

I am really happy that I am here and I will do my best to help the team. In training, I will work very hard, as well as on the pitch.

From the first day that I came here I saw that it is a very good club. The organisation is amazing and the environment for football is top quality.

I’m really happy that I have the chance to play in this team.

Sunderland AFC v Udinese - Pre Season Friendly Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images

Accrington chairman on Sunderland allocation

Sunderland will take their first trip to the Wham Stadium on December 8 as they take on Accrington Stanley.

Andy Holt, the Accrington chairman was talking to a Barnsley fan on Twitter about the allocation the Yorkshire side will receive for their trip to Accrington and revealed that the allocation they receive will fill almost half of the Wham Stadium.

Holt then replied to a Sunderland fan enquiring about the number we can expect for our trip to Accrington and he replied that he hopes it will be same number but that depends on police and safety advice.

The Wham Stadium’s capacity is 5,057 and Holt hopes to break the ground’s record attendance in the coming weeks.

Accrington Stanley v Luton Town - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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