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Di Canio excited to see Sunderland strikers Altidore, Fletcher combine

Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio is convinced of big things from Steven Fletcher and Jozy Altidore.

Di Canio is looking forward to pairing his two first-choice frontmen together for the first time.

The Italian head coach said: "Fletcher is a player who gives us another option.

"Jozy and him are the two players in the squad who are natural goalscorers.

"The others, yes, everyone can score - Ji Dong-won, Connor Wickham and Stephane Sessegnon - but they [Fletcher and Altidore] are the players who score goals on instinct, players who smell the goal.

"So he [Fletcher] is important to us.

"You need players who can spot mistakes in the box and capitalise on them.

"We will be putting a lot of balls into the box this season and we need players like Fletcher, like Jozy, who will thrive on them."

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