Sunderland boss O'Neill admits dilemma over flat attacking trio

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill admits they need more from their creative players. Stephane Sessegnon, James McClean and Adam Johnson have all struggled this season.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill admits they need more from their creative players.

Stephane Sessegnon, James McClean and Adam Johnson have all struggled this season.

The Ulsterman said: "There's definitely an element of that, but you should expect that, you should expect the opposition - they are not just going to create a path for you just to go and do what you want.

"We have to try to find some other ways either of getting them into the game a little bit more. That's very obvious, what we have to try to do.

"When you are a confidence player and you are trying a few things and they don't come off for you, it takes a really strong character to go and try to do that again the next time around.

"But I have got confidence in the players and I feel we are capable of doing that."

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