Sunderland A.F.C. - Bruce Still Targets Top Ten Finish
UK time is: 00:10:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bruce Still Targets Top Ten Finish

Sunderland were always capable of finishing in the top half after such a successful start to the season.

However, like last season, Steve Bruce has endured another mid season slump that has seen his season turn from joy to woe in the space of nine games.

Sunderland face Wigan and Fulham in consecutive home games and Bruce looks at this moment of the season to turn things around to finish strongly.

Bruce said: 'It's unbelievable what's happened to us but it's happened. Eight games ago we were sixth, and we'd been sixth for six months. We've got to live with it and deal with it and get on with it.

'Every team's probably had a bad run at some point and it's our turn. Last year we were on an awful run, we ended up winning a couple of games and got our season back on track. Let's hope we can do that with two home games coming up.

'It feels different because of the position we put ourselves in. I know the reasons for what's happened to us. I've tried to explain the reasons but you can't make that as an excuse.

'I still think if we can win on Saturday then we've got an outstanding chance of finishing in the top 10. It would only be the third time in 55 years if we did it so, for me, we're still on course.'

Bruce added: 'Forty one points could be enough but we're just disappointed that we find ourselves in this situation. We are in it and we have to dust ourselves down and see if we can get out of it as quickly as we got into it.

'It's never easy when you're on a run like this and the injuries we've got but I know we're capable of producing a big performance and let's hope that's on Saturday.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Gary Johnson Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 21 2011

Time: 6:39PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Stats: Chelsea v Black Cats (Sunday May 24 2015)

Big Finish Wanted By Advocaat. (Sunday May 24 2015)

Stats: Arsenal v Sunderland (Thursday May 21 2015)

Arsenal v Sunderland: Team Sheet. (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Cattermole To Set New Record? (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Black Cats Make Moyes A Target? (Tuesday May 19 2015)

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. WBA 38 11 11 16 -13 44
14. Leicester City 38 11 8 19 -9 41
15. Newcastle 38 10 9 19 -23 39
16. Sunderland 38 7 17 14 -22 38
17. Aston Villa 38 10 8 20 -26 38
18. Hull City 38 8 11 19 -18 35
19. Burnley 38 7 12 19 -25 33

Breaking League News

QPR Capitulate In Final Failing
Q.P.R. : 24/05/2015 23:32:00
Sissoko Making Noises About Remaining At NUFC
Newcastle : 24/05/2015 23:16:01
Mike Ashley Needs To Back Words Up With Action
Newcastle : 24/05/2015 22:24:00
Monk Hopes For 'Similar If Not Better' Season Next Year
Swansea : 24/05/2015 21:36:01
Swansea : 24/05/2015 20:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you want Dick Advocaat to stay?
Suggested By:  
Yes, he's done a great job so far 75%
No, time for somebody new. 25%