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Sunderland boss Bruce urges fans to judge him in a year

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce wants fans to delay their judgment another year.

Bruce has spent more than £50m on players during his 16-month reign and has twice broken the club's record transfer fee.

Sunderland now have the youngest ­average age in the Premier League but Bruce knows that sort of ­spending brings higher expectations.

He said: "I'm 16 months in but I'd still like another year to see where we are then. We've made big strides because I wanted to make sure we had a team that had something about them and I think we have.

"We've made something like 30 changes in and out and we've gone for young players."

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