Sunderland assistant boss Eric Black says fans are about to see the best of Stephane Sessegnon

Stephane Sessegnon
Stephane Sessegnon

ERIC Black believes Sunderland are about to get the best out of Stephane Sessegnon after an up-and-down campaign so far for the skilful Benin international.

Sunderland’s assistant manager admits efforts to mould a team around the African this season have not paid off.

But he is confident that the club can still help the 27-year-old fulfil his potential after watching him flourish in the game against West Brom earlier this month.

He told SportMail: “Stephane is a player of such quality that we started the season with a system designed around him.

“The 4-4-1-1 formation with Stephane playing just behind the main striker should have brought the best out of him.”

Read Black’s full comments in today’s Sportmail.