STEPHANE Sessegnon admits it’s a refreshing turnaround to be playing for a Sunderland side in the ascendancy after a tough opening 12 months on Wearside.
Sessegnon grabbed the third goal in Sunderland’s 4-1 rout at Wigan Athletic last night as the Black Cats moved into the top half of the table thanks to their first back-to-back victories in a year.
The Benin international, signed from Paris St Germain last January, experienced a difficult start to his Sunderland career after waiting three months to finish on a winning Premier League side – savouring just five victories in 27 games prior to the arrival of Martin O’Neill.
While Sessegnon sounded a word of warning about Sunderland’s meteoric transformation, the 27-year-old insists he is enjoying life in O’Neill’s buoyant outfit, with the new Black Cats boss earning 13 points from his six games in charge.
Sessegnon told SportMail: “It’s a lot more satisfying now to be getting some results and long may it continue.”
Read more of Sessegnon’s thoughts, plus Graeme Anderson’s full match report, in today’s Sportmail.