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Sunderland boss Bruce reveals Short vote of confidence

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce says he's received a vote of confidence from club owner Ellis Short.

Texan billionaire Short gave Bruce £25million to spend in the summer and expects a top-10 finish rather than a grim battle to beat the drop.

Bruce said: "I'm sure the owner has not enjoyed watching his team fail to win in 10 games.

"It's not like they've all been defeats but he'll be disappointed like I am - although we have had severe problems with injuries to our big players.

"I spoke to the owner on Wednesday and I have to say he was very supportive. He wants the club to do well. He is as committed as anyone."

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