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Sunderland boss Bruce excited by Henderson, Meyler potential

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce admits he's excited by the potential of midfield pair Jordan Henderson and David Meyler.

Asked if Henderson and Meyler, who signed new five-year contracts last weekend after forcing their way into the first team this season, could save him millions of pounds, Bruce replied: "They already have done, especially Jordan.

"Jordan and David Meyler have got big futures here - that's why we have rewarded them both with five-year contracts.

"[Martyn] Waghorn and [Jack] Colback coming back [from loan spells at Leicester and Ipswich respectively] - can they go and do what those two have done?

"There's nothing better for any manager, even if you are manager of Manchester United, if you have a group of young players coming through together. They have got an outstanding chance."

Nineteen-year-old Henderson in particular has made a huge impression this season, and has been named the club's official and the fans' Young Player of the Year.

Bruce said: "Jordan has had a wonderful season and has rightly been chosen as Young Player of the Year.

"He's had a fantastic first full season, and I think that's just the tip of the iceberg of what he is going to achieve because I do believe, if he keeps his feet on the ground, we have got a very, very good player in the making."

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