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LOAN WATCH: Sunderland boss Di Canio confident about Liverpool's Borini

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has no problems with Fabio Borini following his Black Cats debut.

The Italian striker, who is on a season-long loan from Liverpool, played the final 20 minutes of Saturday's 3-1 loss to Arsenal after failing to land much game time at Anfield last term.

As Borini and his Black Cats teammates prepare for Saturday's trip to West Bromwich Albion, Di Canio believes his fellow countryman has what it takes to become a quality striker in the Premier League.

"Borini is a player that I have no worries about," Di Canio told the Sunderland Echo.

"We have to be honest, at the end of the transfer market we couldn't spend any more money and in Borini we were able to loan a player with the characteristics I had asked for.

"We know that we can help him develop as a player and for us, he provides us with another option.

"He was excellent at Swansea, scored regularly and we should remember that even though he is only 22 he is already in his fourth season as a professional.

"Despite all the injuries, he is already a senior Italian striker at the age of 22.

"So he has a great deal of experience for a young man but he is a strong attacker with a British quality and he loves to play in England."

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