Sunderland boss delighted with form of big three players

Sunderland's Adam Johnson

Sunderland's Adam Johnson

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MARTIN O’Neill says he is delighted to see Stephane Sessegnon, James McClean and Adam Johnson all running into good form in recent weeks.

But he admits it has been a difficult balancing act in the first half of the season trying to get good results while at the same time steering his creative players back to their best.

O’Neill’s early season diagnosis on the trio – that Sessegnon was struggling for fitness after injury, that McClean was having to deal with the challenge of no longer being an unknown quantity to Premier League defences and that Johnson, who also suffered injury, was having to acclimatise himself to regularly playing 90 minutes – seems to have been borne out by their recent improvement.


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