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Stay calm and carry on, says Sunderland skipper O'Shea

“I wouldn’t say it is back to square one. It is disappointing and we are not trying to hide the fact.”

John O'Shea: West Brom is another opportunity.
John O'Shea: West Brom is another opportunity.
Image: SCOTT HEPPELL/AP/Press Association Images

IRELAND DEFENDER JOHN O’Shea says there’s no need to panic despite his new club, Sunderland, struggling so far this season.

The Black Cats lost at Norwich on Monday night thanks to some costly lapses at the back.

Mmeanwhile, O’Shea’s defensive colleague Titus Bramble was yesterday arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of a Class A drug.

He was bailed this morning.

O’Shea says there is no need to rip up Steve Bruce’s masterplan despite their unimpressive start to the campaign on the pitch.

“I wouldn’t say it is back to square one. It is disappointing and we are not trying to hide the fact,” the Waterford man told the Northern Echo.

“We went to Norwich very confident of getting the three points, but we didn’t perform well enough. We are not creating too many clear-cut chances, we are not testing out back fours either.

“We have to find that level we know the players are capable of. There is no better opportunity than at home to West Brom.”

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