Sunderland's Whitehead hands spotkick duties to Jones

Kenwyne Jones is taking over the mantle of Sunderland's prime penalty taker.

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Skipper Dean Whitehead has revealed that the Trinidad and Tobago international will succeed him as penalty-taker when the season begins.

Whitehead told the Sunderland Echo: "Kenwyne's on penalties now.

"We had a bit of a discussion among the lads as to who should be the club's long-term penalty-taker, and he fancied it.

"I have taken them previously and it's a big responsibility - I have scored a few and I have missed a few.

"I wd have been happy to continue taking them if no-one else was prepared to, but as I say, we had a talk about it."

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