Bruce delight at Turner bow
Published : 13 Sep 2009 13:02:00
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has hailed the performance of debutant Michael Turner in the 4-1 win against his former club Hull. Turner joined the Black Cats from the KC for an undisclosed fee last month and was thrown straight into action against his old team-mates and contributed to the fourth goal, which left Bruce full of praise for the centre-half. "It was a big day for him. It's never easy, believe me, to play against your old team and your old mates," said Bruce. "You can see why I brought him here - he wants to head it, he wants to tackle, he is no-nonsense. "He is an old-fashioned centre-back and there aren't many of them, either, knocking around anymore. "I am sure he will be a big, big crowd favourite here because he does all the things for me that a centre-back should."