We’re not bosom buddies, Steve Bruce and me. But we know what we like, and we both like some of the same things. Sunderland winning is one of them so that takes his figure – the fabulous SAFC turnout – one higher in terms of reasons to be happy. And Steve has every right to be as chuffed as we are tonight …
Before I say anything about the game I have to say thank you to the supporters, who have helped us along.
They are one of the reasons I came here and when you see 4,000 here today it’s fantastic.
The players stuck at it today, and although they needed a bit of luck at times they kept going.
Bolton has been a bit of a happy hunting ground for me. I’m thoroughly delighted for everyone concerned because it’s been a tough couple of months.
We have made progress in my opinion – I don’t know of many teams who could come to Bolton with nine or ten players missing and get a result, which is what we’ve done today.
It was a great time to score – just before half time – and if we’d have wanted anyone out there in that one-on-one situation it would have been Bolo [Zenden].
He’s a fantastic wee player. I wish he was 25 or 26 but he keeps himself in remarkable condition.
If I am critical of myself, maybe I haven’t played him enough. It was great to see him produce a performance like that today.
It was a great ball in for their equaliser but it was our day. We needed a little bit of luck.
Sulley [Muntari] was due a goal and is never a better time to get a winner than right at the death!
All the best,