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Sunderland's Ferdinand: Brown rap all the motivation we needed

Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand admits the players were motivated by criticism from Hull City boss Phil Brown before Saturday's 1-0 win.

Brown's frank assessment of Sunderland's squad - in which he criticised the amount that had been spent on players - was published on matchday morning.

Ferdinand said: "It was a big motivation for me and it angered all of the lads when we saw it pinned on the wall.

"For someone who has not seen me play every week to make comments like that was a bit out of order. We came off with heads held high."



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