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Quinn wants to take Sunderland around world

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn admits he wants to take the club around the world to lift it's profile.

Last season Sunderland attracted support from Trinidad and Tobago on the back of having Dwight Yorke, Carlos Edwards and Stern John on their books, and Quinn is tempted to try to capitalise on their popularity with a visit to the Caribbean next summer.

"It could very well be," he told The Journal. "I think the staff are dying for me to say that one! They probably deserve it after last week. But that would be an area we'd look to explore. We've a great connection there, the three boys have been superb for us and it seems a natural place to go. I think Dwight's bigger than the prime minister in that country so he would be important for that.

"We'd have to work out how we'd do it and how we'd give people that feeling of passion for the club. We've got to provide people who we want to support the club with a little bit more than a result on the Saturday.

"It would be lovely to go on holiday to far-flung places and see Sunderland shirts. You can see Man United jerseys so the aim would have to be do that.

"I'm at pains to tell people we do not get any more money out of jerseys. The kit company (Umbro) get all that money but it's a great way of our club going forward, so we'd back any effort to sell jerseys abroad."

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