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​Grayson concentrating on Sunderland football not finances

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson says his main aim is winning football matches and not the club's financial struggles.

When asked if he realised the financial situation was so severe before agreeing to take over as Sunderland manager, Grayson replied: "I came to this football because I wanted to, and Sunderland chose me as the right man to come here.

"I knew the parameters we were going to be working in so it has been no great surprise. We've had to change the squad around, and that's what you have to do.

"Look at Hull City for example. They had to make a lot of changes on and off the pitch as well. It comes with the territory of relegation from the Premier League.

"Martin has put it out there what happened in the past. What we have to do now is focus on the future and make sure everybody is heading in the right direction, in a positive manner, and results will help us do that."

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