LONDON: Former Manchester United defender John O'Shea will make his debut for Sunderland at Swansea tomorrow as his new club tries to finish the week on a high. Boss Steve Bruce is set to name O'Shea at right-back after he spent the last five weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. "We'll need his experience at Swansea and it'll be a big boost to the team," said Bruce. "He's someone who I know will be able to handle the situation. You can see his influence straight away after he's joined in training. It's huge. He's worked like a beast to be fair. He's been at the training ground from 9am every day. "His sheer professionalism is excellent and that's why he's been at the top for so long."
Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2011.