Bramble: Black Cats back Bruce

The Black Cats have yet to win in their opening four Premier League
games and were also knocked out of the Carling Cup by Championship
side Brighton. Bruce’s side have lost both matches at the Stadium
of Light after following up the derby defeat by Newcastle with a
2-1 reverse against Chelsea. A section of fans called for Bruce to
be sacked during Saturday’s loss following another summer of change
in the Black Cats’ squad. Prior to the game against Chelsea, Bruce
also lost Asamoah Gyan to Al-Ain and was critical of the Ghanaian
striker’s decision to accept a loan move to the United Arab
Emirates. However, Bramble believes demands for Bruce to be
dismissed are unfair and says the players are fully behind their
manager. “Any time they call for the manager’s head, it’s unfair,”
said Bramble. “The manager has made some great signings. “He’s
improved things from last season but it’s going to take time to
gel. It’s not going to happen overnight. “The players are all
behind the gaffer. We’ve made some fantastic signings and it is
going to take us time to bed in.”