Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill has said that he still has to wait for the scan results in order to assess the injury extent to the defender Wes Brown. The former Manchester United defender appeared to suffer a major injury in the 3-2 win over Groningen. This was the first match Sunderland took part in following their return to England after playing pre-season friendly matches in various areas of the world. The 32-year-old defender is regarded as one of the key members of the squad. His absence will prove to be extremely costly for the manager in the early part of the campaign.
Depending upon the extent of the injury, it is thought that Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill will be making some new signings in the defensive department in order to cover the absence. However, the former Aston Villa manager is not making any moves until he gets the definite verdict on his injury. Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill recently had a bid rejected for £ 12 million for the Wolves striker Fletcher. After losing strikers like Gyan and Bendtner, Sunderland will be looking to bring in the Wolves striker in order to bolster the striking options. Martin O’Neill is aiming for a top 10 finish this season.
“He will be assessed. He is doing some scans and I’m hoping that the news is going to be okay. But his knee is really swollen. Norwich had asked us about it before Wes’ injury and so having given permission for Michael to go down there and the clubs having agreed a fee, it was just ironic that Wes got injured at the time. We will see what develops down in Norwich, but I am hoping that Wes’ injury is not as bad as it might have been,” said Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill.
Sunderland forward Stephane Sessegnon has had a great season for the club in the Premier league, which has in turn led to numerous reports linking him with a move abroad.
However, the 27-year-old has now said that he wants to stay at Sunderland and honour his contract because he still has a lot of work to do. The forward recently was voted as the fans’ Player of the Year, and the award was presented to him on Monday. Recently, there has been reports linking him with a move to French club Paris St Germain, who are currently managed by former Chelsea and AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The Benin international has been a huge success at the stadium of light ever since moving to the club a few seasons ago. He has been a first-team regular under Steve Bruce and continues to do so under Martin O’Neill as well. Speaking on the occasion of receiving the award, the forward said that he wanted to stay at Sunderland, despite rumours linking him with a move abroad. Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is expected to make vital changes to the club in the summer in order to be free of relegation troubles next season. However, Stephane Sessegnon has been told he will play a major part next season.
“I have got no problem with life here, and it’s always good news to hear that the manager wants to keep you. I’m aware of the speculation, but I can’t do anything about it. As I have said before, I don’t feel that my work here is finished. It’s true that when I first came here, it was hard to get used to the style of play. But now I like the Premier League and I think I have improved. I’m playing for a team who like to play football, with great fans,” said Sessegnon.
Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown has said that the players at Sunderland are all facing the axe – if they fail to perform – after the arrival of new manager Martin O’Neill.
Martin O’Neill has replaced Steve Bruce has the manager at Sunderland after the former Manchester United defender oversaw one of the worst starts to the season. Despite spending a lot of money, Sunderland are down at the bottom of the table. Sunderland managed to sack Steve Bruce knowing that the January transfer window is only a few weeks away, and it would provide the new manager with a chance to make some changes to his squad.
Martin O’Neill was chosen as the replacement for Steve Bruce. O’Neill has been out of work since resigning from Aston Villa last season. He has been linked with a number of jobs recently, but it seems that the Irishman has chosen Sunderland as the perfect destination. It is very much similar to the job he has taken before at Leicester City and at Aston Villa. Wes Brown was one of the major arrivals at Sunderland this season, as he arrived along with a crop of other Manchester United players transferred by the manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Now, he says that no one is safe in the club, and that everyone should be cautious about their position at the club. “We were maybe feeling sorry for ourselves and the rest is history. The new manager will definitely bring a feel-good factor. This is a new start. We know the qualities he’s got and he’s going to put all his experience into the team. We’re looking forward to it but the Wolves game was disappointing,” Wes Brown said after the 2-1 defeat – a matching in which Sunderland lost from a winning position – at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers.