Michael Turner admits former Manchester United defender Wes Brown has made a huge impact at Sunderland.

Turner has seen the ability and experience his new partner brings to the side.

He told safc.com: "Wes has had a great career at Manchester United and he's won pretty much everything and all the lads have got huge respect for what he's done.

"For me personally it's obviously nice and a great feeling to play alongside someone like that who's achieved so many great things.

"Obviously he's changed his direction now having left Man United and he's got a new focus now so we're all learning together in this new environment."