Grayson’s appeal for extra time
SUNDERLAND manager Simon Grayson has pleaded for time as he tries to save the club’s season.
The relegated Black Cats are languishing third bottom in the Championship and were blown away in a 5-2 defeat at Ipswich Town on Tuesday night.
That sixth defeat in seven league games piled the pressure on Grayson as he prepares to take his side back to former club Preston on Saturday. He claims that his job is a ‘work in progress’ and he needs time to get his squad to gel.
“Since I have been at the club I’ve tried to stress that we want to get promotion but we have not spent the money that other clubs have,” said Grayson.
“Also, we’ve not got a God-given right to go up.
“We must realise that this is a work in progress.
“I don’t really like using that phrase too much, but it is right because of the turn around of players that have gone out the club.
“Everybody knows that the finances are just not available.”
TOUGH JOB Sunderland manager Simon Grayson