Valentin Roberge isn't giving up on a Sunderland future.
The French defender hopes to keep his place in manager Gus Poyet's squad.
â€śLast year was good preparation for this year,â€ť Roberge told the Evening Chronicle, having signed for Sunderland after leaving Portuguese side Maritimo.
â€śI had to be patient, which was not easy.
â€śBut itâ€™s a new season and I just want to work hard and then see what happens.
â€śI hope to play more games this year.
â€śI donâ€™t know what will happen with the managerâ€™s decision.
â€śBut all I can do is work, work, work.â€ť
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