Sunderland coach Bertschin: McClean won't let success go to his head

Sunderland reserves coach Keith Bertschin is confident star winger James McClean will stay grounded.

Sunderland reserves coach Keith Bertschin is confident star winger James McClean will stay grounded.

McClean’s impact meant Sunderland had to act quickly and offer him a much-improved contract reflecting his status as a rising star, which he signed last month. And Bertschin is convinced he will be able to cope with the pressure of being in the spotlight.

“He’s a nice boy and he got the spoils of a new contract,” said the ex-Black Cats striker.

“I’ve seen nice boys get spoiled with new contracts, but I’m pretty sure it won’t happen to him.”

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