No Flo for Black Cats
By Jostein Jensen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Norwegian was not even on the bench as Marcus Stewart was paired with the returning Kevin Phillips in the starting line-up.
"I haven't spoken with Tore Andre lately, and don't know any more than you," agent Gunnar Martin Kjenner told Nettavisen.
The former Rangers hit-man was not reported to be carrying any injuries, and there must be some concern that he does not fit into Wilkinson's plans.
Veteran Niall Quinn, himself told by his new manager this week to either concentrate on coaching or playing, was a substitute, and came on for Stewart during the clash with The Hammers.
Fans' favourite Julio Arca was also left out of the squad by Wilkinson.
"Obviously we've got a lot of players here," commented the new Black Cats boss. "And we had a bit of a practice game on Thursday and, when you looked at the two sides, you could argue that this one was as good as or better than that one, which can't be the case.
"It'll take a while but we need games and we need training."