Sunderland boss O'Neill tribute to Meyler: I knocked back offers for him

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has paid tribute to David Meyler over the way he's fought back from knee injury.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has paid tribute to David Meyler over the way he's fought back from knee injury.

O'Neill revealed he had turned down a series of offers for the player to go out on loan.

He said: "David has had a really tough time with injury. Of course, I have only known him as he is making his way back from it.

"He might have seen how Fraizer Campbell has fought back from the injuries, but I am delighted for David.

"He is an exceptional lad, he is, honestly. You would be very happy with him around about the place."

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