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Sunderland boss Poyet has no grudge against Colback

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet doesn't hold a grudge against Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback.

Poyet concedes Colback was key to their survival battle last season.

"He helped me a lot and I will remember that and I wish him well," said the Sunderland head coach.

"Tomorrow (Sunday), I hope he has a stinker. But his character shows that he could have a special game.

"My first few games here when I started playing him in the middle of midfield - they'd been playing him left-back - he got man-of-the-match and was stood there with a big bottle of champagne - he was enjoying it.

"Of course, I would be happier for him now if he was somewhere else. It was a massive decision he took."

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