Black backing for new boss

Sun, 04 Dec 19:26:57 2011

Sunderland caretaker boss Eric Black believes new manager Martin O'Neill will start to revive the club's fortunes.

O'Neill was in the stands to watch the Black Cats blow a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 to Wolves.

Kieran Richardson put them ahead but Sebastian Larsson had a contentious penalty saved by Wayne Hennessey before two goals in quick succession from Steven Fletcher saw Wolves gain a vital win.

Black said: "Martin will have seen the strengths that we have. I think he knows there are some good things to take forward.

"But I think he'll also know that there are some problems. I'm sure he'll start on Tuesday trying to rectify those problems.

"I'm sure he'll be able to start turning things around."


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