Benjani's arrival thrills Bruce

03 February 2010 02:42
Manager Steve Bruce is content that loan signing Benjani Mwaruwari will prove to be a useful addition to his Sunderland squad. The 31-year-old Zimbabwe international has moved to the Stadium of Light on loan from Manchester City, with Bruce seeing the frontman as a potent option alongside either Darren Bent or Kenwyne Jones. He told the Sunderland Echo: "You can see a lot of similarities between the style of Kenwyne and Benjani. "They are both very tall, very powerfully built frontmen who can cause defenders real problems on their day. They are both capable of making and creating goals too. "But I don't want Benjani to replace Kenwyne, I need him to give us another option because we have been a bit light in the striking department. "Darren Bent has got us a stack load of goals this season, but I think that working off a big man is something he thrives upon and Kenwyne has been a big help to him in that direction. "So, getting Benjani in means that we still have the option of pairing a big man with Darren, if Kenwyne gets suspended or injured. "It's reassuring for a manager to have competition for places up front and getting Benjani to the club gives us another body to consider, another option."

Source: ESA