Sunderland talks on hold
Martin O’Neill will not discuss deals with his out-of-contract
players until Sunderland’s Premier League fate this season is
Defenders Titus Bramble and Matt Kilgallon are in the final
months of their current agreements, and Bramble has consistently
said he would like to stay.
The centre-half is back in favour and has started 10 games in
succession, but with Sunderland in a fight for Premier League
survival his future will remain unclear until the summer.
O’Neill told the Sunderland Echo: “Now, at this minute, the most
important issue is trying to get points on the board.
“I know it’s a cliche, but those things can wait.”
Sunderland have taken just two points from a possible 18 and go
into this weekend’s game against Norwich just six points above the
O’Neill’s side face a daunting run of fixtures after Norwich as
they take on Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton either side of
a derby at Newcastle.