Sunderland A.F.C. - O'Neill confirms first-choice centre-back pairing
UK time is: 11:19:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

O'Neill confirms first-choice centre-back pairing

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has this morning revealed who will be his first-choice centre-back pairing this season.

Having moved on Michael Turner to accommodate new-signing Carlos Cuellar, it comes as little surprise that it will be the Spaniard who partners John O'Shea at the heart of the Black Cats defence.

Speaking to The Chronicle, the boss confirmed his decision:

"Carlos` best position is at centre-back.

"He has played at right-back for me, more times than either he or I would have wanted and did it finely.

"Carlos has a number of limitations in that full-back position.

"I probably see John O`Shea as a centre-half too. He is more comfortable in that position."

That will leave Wes Brown, Titus Bramble and Matt Kilgallon all scrabbling for places among the substitutes and with five senior centre-halves on the books, O'Neill could be tempted to move another one of Bramble or Kilgallon on to reduce the wage budget.




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: safc123 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 1 2012

Time: 10:38AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

The Sunderland Injury Table.. (Friday September 4 2015)

Black Cats Reject Fletcher Approach. (Thursday September 3 2015)

Black Cats Land Yedlin On Loan (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Buckley To Bournemouth? (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Borini Back At Stadium of Light (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Aston Villa 2-2 Black Cats (Sunday August 30 2015)

Stats: Aston Villa v Black Cats (Saturday August 29 2015)

Aston Villa vs Sunderland: The Teams (Saturday August 29 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
14. Norwich 4 1 1 2 -3 4
15. WBA 4 1 1 2 -3 4
16. Spurs 4 0 3 1 -1 3
17. Watford 4 0 3 1 -2 3
18. Stoke 4 0 2 2 -2 2
19. Newcastle 4 0 2 2 -3 2
20. Sunderland 4 0 2 2 -4 2

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Mori ready for the Premier League
Everton : 04/09/2015 11:00:01
The Aston Villa Walking Wounded - Injury Table
Aston Villa : 04/09/2015 10:07:01
Everton announce 25 man squad
Everton : 04/09/2015 10:00:01
Martin Gave Naismith A Glowing Reference
Norwich : 04/09/2015 10:00:01
Could It Have Been Us?
Chelsea : 04/09/2015 09:31:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are you happy with the summer signings?
Suggested By:  
Very happy 0%
Cant complain 50%
Could have been better 50%
No, its awful 0%