UK time is: 18:35:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Push For Top Ten Says Bruce

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has set Sunderland a target in their final two games, finish in the top ten and finish above rivals Newcastle United.

Sunderland and Newcastle are exactly equal on points but have a far worse goal difference and Steve Bruce targets the final two games as must win games for his players.

'After winning at Bolton, a top-10 place is still there for us to aim at," said Bruce.

"Even though we are now safe, there`s a lot riding on the run-in for us.

"Firstly, we want to achieve what we set out to do at the start of the season and finish in the top ten.

"But also because we want to finish above the side up the road, Newcastle.

"This is a great opportunity for us to do that. There`s only goal difference between us and we`ve both got two games to go.

"It`s up to us, so let`s see if we can do it."

Steve Bruce will stand side by side with Mick McCarthy, a former Sunderland gaffer, as he looks to condemn them to more misery at the bottom of the league.

Bruce added: 'There`s a lot riding on this game for Wolves, in terms of them fighting against relegation, and the fact that there is some added spice to it because Mick McCarthy will be back to the Stadium of Light, and it`s always an occasion when a manager comes up against his former club.

"But, we can`t let that distract us from achieving our own targets.

"Our travelling fans were magnificent at Bolton and we`ll have a big crowd behind us on Saturday, so let`s produce the same kind of performance we managed at the Reebok.

"If we do that, we`ve got an excellent chance."




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 May 12 2011

Time: 7:47PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Vergini Move Draws Closer (Thursday July 31 2014)

Poyet Hoping Borini Move Is Back On (Thursday July 31 2014)

Borini Poll Result.. (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Poyet Wants Deals Sorting Out ASAP (Wednesday July 30 2014)

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Barry Green 24
2. thomas bjorn 24
3. Book Thief 22
4. roggy 20
5. Poyets Pet 14
6. Wattsy44 12
7. smegma 11
8. treader 11
9. 8barcodes 11
10. pookie 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Albion Announce 2014-15 Squad Numbers
WBA : 31/07/2014 18:13:00
Bertrand Joins On Season Long Loan
Southampton : 31/07/2014 18:02:00
Pellegrini Pleased With Liverpool Showing
Man City : 31/07/2014 17:47:00
City Lose To Liverpool On Penalties
Man City : 31/07/2014 17:42:00
Good Winning Habit For Shakey
Leicester City : 31/07/2014 17:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who will prove to be the better keeper this season?
Suggested By:  
Mannone 86%
Pantilimon 14%
About the same 0%