Sunderland boss Poyet won't pitch in Scocco too soon

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is wary of pitching in Ignacio Scocco too soon. The Argentinian striker joined Sunderland last week from Brazilian side Internacional.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is wary of pitching in Ignacio Scocco too soon.

The Argentinian striker joined Sunderland last week from Brazilian side Internacional.

Poyet said: “Scocco is a different one because he has that quality to get between the lines.

“We need to take it slowly with him because he has not played much. He is coming from a pre-season in Brazil so he needs games.

“As soon as I have a chance, I am going to give him time. We are playing here during the weeks too and we need to give him, football, football, football.

“We will manage him in a different way, although we want him involved as soon as possible. His fitness is a factor, though, and his impact will be progressive.”

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