Graham lauds influence of new Sunderland boss Di Canio

Sunderland striker Danny Graham says that he is thriving under Paolo Di Canio's new attacking approach.

Sunderland striker Danny Graham says that he is thriving under Paolo Di Canio's new attacking approach.

"The new gaffer has given us belief and a licence to attack - he wants us to be solid and always to keep our shape but he really wants us to go forward and that's great for someone like me," the 27 year old told the Sunderland Echo.

"He was a striker himself and scored lots of goals - a lot of good goals at that - so we've got that on our side as forwards.

"He's big on us getting bodies into the box to cause the opposition problems and that is only going to benefit us in terms of getting goals.

"We've got four goals in his first two games in charge, so hopefully that's a sign of things to come."

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