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Sunderland keeper Mannone happy with new coach Beasley

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone is enjoying working with new coach Andy Beasley.

Beasley followed Poyet to Wearside having worked under him at Brighton and Hove Albion.

"For a goalkeeper, there has to be a special relationship with the goalkeeper coach," commented Mannone.

"You need to know about each other, try to work out how to get the best out of the goalkeepers. It is a delicate position. Thankfully we have a good one here.

"He (Beasley) is very good on the training ground, we are getting to know each other. We have progressed from the first few weeks and that will only continue.

"He has the same mentality as the gaffer, he knows him well, so he is prepared to get the goalkeepers playing exactly the right way that the gaffer wants. He wants us to play with our feet.

"We are all under the same roof, we know what we are doing so we try to be friends.

"What is important is that when you go on the pitch that you are prepared as well as you can be.

"The staff try to make that happen. That's the most important thing because when you go on the pitch you are on your own."

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