Bruce tips up Ji to shine

The Black Cats paid Chunnam Dragons a reported £2million for

the striker’s services and although Bruce is keen to bed him in

gently, he is confident Dong-won will prove a hit in the Premier

League. Bruce said: “I’ve been impressed by him since he arrived

here at Sunderland and eventually he will get his chance. There is

a clamour from the supporters to see him play, of course there is.

“But I have to make sure we don’t throw him in at the deep end

until he is fully ready. “In my experience, almost all players who

come to England from abroad need a bit of time to get used to

living here and learn the language. But when he gets his chance, he

will be fine. “Ji plays up front with the lad from Arsenal, Park

Chu-Young. In his country, Ji’s the rising star – he’s the new Park

Ji-Sung, if you like.”