New Sunderland coach Steve Guppy is happy to be working again with manager Martin O'Neill.
"Sometimes when you get praised by someone it doesn't feel quite as much as when someone else does it. It's hard to explain.
"The manager is great at instilling confidence - look at the players he's brought through in the past and got the best out of.
"I think that played a big part in attracting players like Adam Johnson to the club."