For all his battles this season, Paul McShane is loving life in the Premiership with Sunderland.

"You learn all the time," the former Manchester United trainee told The Journal. "It's great to play at this level. I think by each game we're getting better and better.

"It's brilliant and I'm really enjoying it. I hadn't played in the Premiership before. It was the same for all the top players as well I suppose but you just get used to it. It's a great level and I'm enjoying every minute of it."