Bruce frustrated as Sunderland lose again away from home

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce was upset with another away defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce was upset with another away defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Sunderland had to take in another bad result on the road, and after seeing the Wearsiders collect only 10 points on their travels last season, manager Steve Bruce believes his players need to change their mentality for away fixtures.

"In the first half we simply weren't good enough," said Bruce.

"We were 10 yards off it and unfortunately it has happened too many times away from home.

"We were a different team from the one that took Birmingham on last week (at the Stadium of Light) and unless that changes, and we take part in the game better than we did, then our dismal away record is going to keep like that.

"We have to improve, and we did in the second half. But it shouldn't take me ranting and raving at half-time.

"Mentality is what it is, and we have to try to change that if we are going to improve and take the club forward."

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