Sunderland’s Steve Bruce says confidence is key for a great end to season

INJURY INVESTIGATION ... Sunderland boss Steve Bruce.
INJURY INVESTIGATION ... Sunderland boss Steve Bruce.

STEVE Bruce says confidence is the key to the remainder of Sunderland’s season and he hopes that the feelgood factor from the win over Wigan spills over into the club’s last four remaining games.

He said: “It’s a remarkable thing confidence, and you could see its effects at the weekend in our purple patch in the second half.

“For weeks now we’ve playing without that confidence and because of that we’ve found it hard.

“You get a bit nervy without it – you play the safe option and it’s easy to develop a siege mentality. That can cost you.”

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