Keane urges Sunderland fans to be patient

Sunderland boss Roy Keane has urged fans not to get carried away after their victory over Reading on Saturday.

He said: "I tend to focus on the performances. Obviously, the performances against Wigan and Luton were nowhere near what we hoped for, but against Birmingham and Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United, I don't think they were that bad.

"Of course, you are ultimately judged on your results, but I am maybe the opposite of that, I always tend to focus first and foremost on the performance.

"That was important, that the players showed that confidence and belief - and remember, I do believe it takes seven or eight games before teams are even up and running.

"We have a lot of new players, we have injuries, so we shouldn't be expecting too much, too soon.

"We have to be patient, but of course, most football fans are impatient.

"I'm not saying I'm the most patient person in the world, but that's something I have got to learn, that it takes a bit of time to try to gel and build a team, and any manager will tell you that."

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