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The Roker Roundup: Sunday 14th February 2016

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It's been a quiet day news-wise in the world of Sunderland AFC.

Sunderland ladies kicked off their pre-season with a 0-0 draw away at Glasgow City.

New signings Lucy Staniforth, Rachel Pitman, Krystle Johnston and Kylla Sjoman all made their debuts in the game but were unable to break down the Scottish side, who were happy to sit back and allow their visitors the time on the ball to knock it around and play their own game.

The full match report can be found on here.

Elsewhere, former Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that he's a big fan of Sunderland new boy Wahbi Khazri.

Moyes, speaking on Skysports TV show 'Goals On Sunday', said:

I used to go and watch Bordeaux quite a lot and I watched Khazri play. He’s a really good player. I think he’s a good singing for Sam.

You never know how these signings will work out in January, but I think Sam had to take a gamble.

John O'Shea has stressed that Sunderland cannot rely on the performances of teams around us if we are to survive, and instead need to ensure we just keep winning games.

O'Shea explained:

Look, ultimately it's down to ourselves. The boys are saying, 'You get a win today and you put more pressure on the teams', but if they get wins...

Ultimately, it is down to us. It's great when results go for you, but ultimately it's down to yourselves and the team, and that's what we have shown in the last few years.

Look, it's just a big three points whoever we were playing. Performance-wise, we have reproduced that Manchester City performance, but with the quality finishing - and we could have been a bit more comfortable too.

But we took the desire and spirit from the last 10 minutes at Anfield as well. We took that and we brought it all together and it was a very good performance from the team.

With Wahbi Khazri's delivery as well on top of the threat of Lamine Kone coming in and attacking the ball, it's going to be a massive asset to us.

The two goals we scored were because of the two boys, and not only them - Dame N'Doye, I thought, was really a handful for the United back four and he was unlucky not to get himself on the scoresheet too.

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