Simon Grayson praises Black Cats discipline


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Simon Grayson believes Sunderland produced a disciplined display as they maintained their unbeaten start to the new season by beating Norwich 3-1 at Carrow Road on Sunday.

A brace from forward Lewis Grabban, against his former club, as well as a strike from Aiden McGeady helped the Black Cats secure the victory that has moved them up to sixth in the early Championship standings.

Grayson is yet to taste defeat in a competitive match since taking over the reins at the Stadium of Light during the summer and he was quick to praise the discipline of his side during their latest success.

“This is a tough place to come to but I thought the the lads stuck to the game plan really well,” the 47-year-old said.

“We were disciplined and well organised, sitting back and letting them have the ball in certain areas and then moving in when we had to.”

The former Preston boss also heaped praise on his two goalscorers against Norwich, labelling Republic of Ireland international McGeady as the most talented player he has ever worked with.

Grayson continued: “I was really pleased with the finishing. Lewis is always going to cause sides problems at this level while Aiden is probably the most talented player I have ever worked with and is looking good value at only £250,000.”

Sunderland will be hoping to continue their positive start to the campaign when they travel to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday during the week.

The Black Cats are priced at 3.50 to make it back-to-back away wins in the Championship, while the Owls are available at 2.10 and the draw is on offer at 3.40.

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