Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is happy with their training camp in Dubai.
The Black Cats have spent the last five days training in the Middle East â€“ dodging the cold and snow showers on Wearside in the process.
â€śThe weather back home hasnâ€™t been great for quite some considerable time, so this is good preparation for the last third of the season,â€ť O'Neill told the Sunday Sun.
â€śIt will give us renewed energy and enable us to finish the season as strongly as possible.
â€śDubai is a pretty popular spot with a lot of the teams. I came here before when I was coach of Aston Villa and most of the players have been here before with their former clubs too, so itâ€™s perfect."