Wigan boss Bruce keeps faith with Bramble

Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce hasn't lost faith in defender Titus Bramble after his clanger against Everton last weekend.

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"Titus has had to cope with this sort of thing before, and he is strong mentally which he needs to be," Bruce told the Wigan Evening Post.

"All players make mistakes, but it is how they respond which matters.

"In the second half against Everton, I thought he gave a towering display.

"I will have a chat with him later this week to see how he is, and I'm sure no one is more disappointed than Titus about what happened."
Bruce also remarked: "I heard Martin Keown saying on TV that we had to get out on the training pitch with Titus to put things right. But do you practice passing back in training?

"It is more a case of how you improve his concentration levels. Usually as a defender, you get better with age and I hope that's the case here. Unfairly for Titus, the mistakes he makes do get highlighted a lot more than some other players.

"He obviously felt the brunt of it when he was at Newcastle - there is no hiding place there. In fact, there is no hiding place anymore in the Premier League with all the exposure it gets.

"It's a shame Titus has made a couple of mistakes because, overall, his performances for the club have been very good.

"But he must concentrate better and try to eradicate those horrible problems."

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