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Bruce Loves His Fab Four

Sunderland have still not signed a 'marquee' signing to replace Darren Bent or the injured Frazier Campbell and Bruce does not intend to by the sounds of it.

Steve Bruce is happy with Connor Wickham, Gyan, Sessegnon and Ji and is hopeful they will continue to click together and get the goals in the new season.

The manager said: "Stephane proved last year that his best position is striker, and in my eyes that`s how I see him.

"He will count as one of our four strikers, and I`m pleased with what we`ve got there.

"We`ve got a bit of a threat, and each one of them offers us something different.

"On top of that, he`s started adding the goals as well - both at the end of last season as well as pre-season - and the way things are going, I am confident that he can get us 12 or 15 goals this season.

"Some of his movement and touch at Kilmarnock was terrific.

"He is a very, very good player.

"He oozes class and he is difficult to play against because he is strong and he`s got a very low centre of gravity."

Steve Bruce was also as happy as Wickham, who tweeted he was over the moon to get on the score-sheet saying: 'It was good for him to get his first goal, even if it was only a pre-season friendly.

"He`s scored the winner in a game for Sunderland, and that will definitely have given him a little lift as he travelled home.

"He`ll be cock-a-hoop at his first goal, and it will relieve any pressure that he might have been putting on himself.

"Sessegnon and Wickham got goals, Gyan and Ji will get them too, and I feel we`ve also got goals in us throughout the side.

"From that point of view I`m very positive that next season we can pose a threat in front of goal and, hopefully, pre-season is beginning to bear that view out."








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Writer: Gary Johnson Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 28 2011

Time: 9:51PM

 

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