Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has thanked fans for their support this season.

Bruce is delighted to see more than 4,000 Sunderland fans making the trip to Bolton Wanderers tomorrow.

"The support we have here is absolutely second to none," he told

"Again we're taking more than 4,000 fans to Bolton which is one of the reasons I came to this club in the first place.

"Our support, both away and at home, is terrific.

"My message to the fans is thank you very much and I know for a fact they will keep supporting us through thick and thin."