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Sbragia hails strike partners
05 Jan 2009 - 07:11:47
Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia believes that Djibril Cisse and Kenwyne Jones can become a potent strike partnership for the Black Cats.
The pair both found the net in the 2-1 FA Cup third round win over Bolton Wanderers, with Sbragia believing that the duo complement each others' play nicely.
He said: "I thought the players worked their socks off, the front two were excellent and got their rewards, but they were backed up by a good midfield and I thought the back four did well as well.
"The strikers won more ball for us and retained it better. We used Djibril's pace and Kenwyne physically led the line really well and they got their joy with a goal each.
"I thought they won us the game. I know they scored the goals, but they also allowed us to get up better when they retained the ball.
"On their day they are a handful. We always feel we can score goals from them.
"The more they can play together the better they will be as a pair and the more understanding they will have together."