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Connections: Three players who have played for both AFC Bournemouth & Sunderland

Posted: Fri 22 Jan 2016

Ahead of our trip to Sunderland, we look at three players who have played for both AFC Bournemouth and the Black Cats.

Our trio are all experienced international footballers, with two of them, current Sunderland players, having loan spells with the club back at the start of the millennium.

In-form Defoe will be looking to net against his former club, having played for the Cherries in the 2000-01 season.

On loan from West Ham and tipped for stardom, the striker didn't disappoint, when he scored in ten consecutive games for the Cherries, equalling John Aldridge’s and Clarrie Jordan’s post-war records. He netted 18 goals in 29 league appearances on the south coast before returning to West Ham.

Now with Sunderland after spells with Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Toronto FC, the 32-year old has scored five goals in his last three games for the Black Cats. In the video below, he discusses playing with both Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall.

Sunderland signed the Trinidad & Tobago striker in 2007 and the forward netted 26 league goals during his three-year stay at the Stadium of Light.

After a spell with Stoke City, Jones signed for Cardiff and during his spell with the Welsh side, Jones was loaned to the Cherries in March 2015.

His crucial header against Ipswich Town was a massive goal in the Cherries 2014/15 promotion winning campaign as they earned a point at Portman Road.

The big striker has recently signed for United Arab Emirates side Al Jazira Club.