Sunderland’s Steve Bruce delighted to be opposition in Ritchie Humphreys testimonial match

Steve Bruce is delighted to at Victoria Park tonight.
Steve Bruce is delighted to at Victoria Park tonight.
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STEVE Bruce says he is delighted Sunderland will form the opposition tonight for Ritchie Humphreys’ testimonial game at Hartlepool.

Humphreys is Pool’s record appearance maker and this evening’s game at Victoria Park celebrates the 33-year-old’s service over the course of more than a decade at the North-East club.

Bruce said: “We’re more than happy to be involved in the game because you couldn’t get more of a deserving cause.

“The lad has put in a tremendous effort at the one club and it’s very rare, especially these days, that you see players being so loyal to the same club.”

Read more of Steve Bruce’s comments in today’s Mail.