Date: 16th November 2006 at 12:15pm
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Martin O’Neill says he is ‘very pleased’ with striker Chris Sutton who bagged his first (of many we hope) goal against Everton last weekend.

O’Neill said of the 33-year-old former Celtic, Blackburn and Chelsea striker:

‘I’m obviously very pleased with Sutton. I’ve given him a few days off because he’s worked hard.’

‘He’s a good character and he’s very conscientious. He’s still enjoying it and at this stage of his career he’s got to enjoy it, otherwise it would be a real waste of time. I know it’s a short-term contract to the end of the season and he was absolutely adamant that if things didn’t work out, he would just pack the bags and head off. But I always felt he definitely had a chance and he’s doing well. He’s giving it everything he’s got.’

‘He was out on his feet again at Everton and I am concerned in the last minutes of matches, where he’s given everything and then he gets so tired that the muscles seize-up on him.’

 

13 Replies to “O’Neill Rests Chris Sutton”

  • I’ve been very impressed with him. I thought he was over the hill but he looks as good as he did all those years ago for Blackburn

  • All we ask is that any player gives 100%. If they do that we can have no complaints. If 100% effort doesn’t equate to enough quality, then it is up to M’ON to make the changes. UTV

  • You deifnately cant complain if a player limps off the pitch withour being injured, thats commitment (Baros take heed)

  • He fully deserves any rest and recovery time that MON deems necessary. The guy has been a revelation up front, and its down to us to nurse him through the season, to ensure we enjoy the full benefit of his experience, ability, and attitude. What a surpris

  • You can’t moan at anyone who doesn’t put the effort in> hence I was slightly disappointed with some fans response to UDLC.

  • So far he is proving the doubters wrong, MON’s judgement seems to be 100% spot on when it comes to player and their contribution.

  • tierney. You are spot on. We get back to the old problem about fans, who were obviously dropped on their head at birth, who think that by shouting abuse at a player when he makes a mistake, will make him improve. Ron Saunders used to ask for 110% in every

  • I quite liked DLC. He wasn’t the best, but you were guaranteed a fairly solid performance from him. Perhaps he might have done well if “supporters” weren’t having a pop at him all the time

  • Bizzar really, Sutton, a player who’s attitude I was in serious doubt about, is looking more like a committed Villan than most of the team were last season, in fact more than most do now and this season we are getting some great efforts from the players.

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