Johnson urges Sunderland patience over new-look squad

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has urged fans to be patient with manager Paolo di Canio's new-look team. Sunderland stumbled to victory over MK Dons in the Capital One Cup this week.

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has urged fans to be patient with manager Paolo di Canio's new-look team.

Sunderland stumbled to victory over MK Dons in the Capital One Cup this week.

He said: "It's tough for us at the moment. We've got a lot of new players, they've come in and we've had a lot of new starters who might take time.

"We should have three points on the board. We gave away a sloppy goal against Southampton and we struggled on Tuesday but we're in the next round of the League Cup so we've got to look on the positive side.

"We've got a good game against Crystal Palace on Saturday: it'll be tough but we've got to look forward to going there and trying to get the three points.

"Sometimes the window is good because you can strengthen your squad. Obviously I don't know what is going to happen here but the manager says he is looking to bring in even more new players and that could be a real plus point for us. The fans will be looking forward to that as well.

"We need the bodies for competition for places and that's always a good thing. When it is out the way everything can maybe settle down, I suppose."

 
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