O'Neill admits Kyrgiakos struggled on Sunderland debut
Rovers defeated Sunderland 2-0 last night.
O'Neill admitted to safc.com: "Sotirios Kyrgiakos came in for a difficult debut; it was always going to be difficult for him.
"He came in for John O'Shea who has tweaked his hamstring so we didn't want to take any chances with him."
"At some stage or another Kyrgiakos was going to play," O'Neill added, "and I think he did tire towards the end."