No lap of honour for Sunderland after Swansea City clash... David Moyes reveals why

Moyes thinks a lap of honour would not be appropriate
Moyes thinks a lap of honour would not be appropriate
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Sunderland will acknowledge fans support at the end of their final home game of the season, but David Moyes has said that a lap of honour would not be appropriate.

Sunderland's attendances have continued to impress this season despite the team's toils, though it did drop considerably on the day the Black Cats' relegation was confirmed following a 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth.

That game saw chants of 'We want Moyesy out' from the stands, something which also occurred during the previous home game, a 2-2 draw with West Ham.

Moyes has regularly said that is to be expected in the club's current situation, and thanked fans for their continued support of the team throughout the campaign.

He insisted, however, that a lap of honour would be inappropriate given the side's woeful form during the season.

Sunderland have won just three games at home all campaign.

Moyes said: "I don’t think a lap of honour is the right thing, I remember saying when I came in, a lap of honour for staying up, I don’t know if there’s one needed for that.

"I would hope that we would all acknowledge the supporters, I don’t think it will be a lap of honour. I’m saying to you, we’re saying to the supporters thank you very much for your support, this club wouldn’t be what it is without them, but we’re also embarrassed about our performances this season, we’ve let you down, the last thing we want to do is come round waving when we feel like we should hang our head in shame because performances haven’t been good enough."