Andy Cole has revealed Dwight Yorke gave him a tap on the shoulder about joining Sunderland.
"I knew they had just been promoted and that we would have a tough season. But when you get to a certain stage of your career you want to thrive on things like that.
"I love a challenge and all the way through my career has been the same. This is another one. I'm looking forward to playing games and hopefully getting a few goals. I want to help the team head in the right direction."