Bardsley Ends Nightmare!
Gus Poyet has called on the club's fans to back Phil Bardsley as the defender prepares for a first-team recall.
Gus Poyet: "I appeal to the people, please give him another chance.
"He told me he knows it wasn't right what he did, and now he gets a chance, so it's up to him.
"Now I ask the supporters to let him have another chance.
"Let's see how he behaves and what he does. If he makes another mistake, then he's put himself in a very difficult position.
"Right now, I think he can help us. He's a proper full-back, he can play both sides and he can be important for us. I'm going to give him another chance.
"His attitude has been spectacular since I've come in. He's seen an opportunity and he's put himself in place to take it."
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