Sam Allardyce praises Sunderland fans patience

The Sunderland fans have had to be patient in a disappointing season.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has praised the club’s fans for the patience they have shown, to the club’s official website.

The Black Cats are once again fighting for their Premier League survival as the season draws to a close.

They gave those hopes a huge boost on Saturday afternoon as they beat Chelsea 3-2 to once again move out of the relegation zone.

As always they were backed vociferously by the Stadium of Light faithful in that game, so much so that Blues boss Guus Hiddink commented on the atmosphere.

And now Allardyce has praised the club’s fans, saying their patience has been very, very good as the side has struggled.

“That wall of noise excites and thrills the player. That’s what gets him going,” he told the Chronicle.

“It’s pretty miraculous for a football club. I think fans are very, very good here on their patience and the support they’ve given the players.”

Sunderland will now be hoping their fans can roar them to another victory against Everton in midweek.

The Black Cats need a win in that game to ensure their Premier League survival and will be confident of doing so against a lacklustre Blues side in poor form.

They will need their fans giving them their full backing again, and that is likely to be more that forthcoming as they eye another late survival

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