Quinn gives Bruce time

The Black Cats are currently just three points above the relegation

zone in the Premier League, having not won a top-flight match in 14

attempts. A promising start to the season has fizzled out and fans

on Wearside are becoming frustrated with the manner of the

performances. But Quinn has revealed that billionaire owner Ellis

Short has said Bruce is under no pressure. “I’m the first person to

realise the fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about,” he said. “Steve

Bruce has only been here nine months and it takes a while for a

team to settle in. “But we’re really happy that we have the spine

of a side that can consistently get into that top 10.” Sunderland’s

next game is a home tie in the league against relegation rivals

Bolton on Tuesday.