New Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has been backed to get the best out of Black Cats trio Jermain Defoe, Fabio Borini and Adam Johnson.
Ex-West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison has been reflecting on Sunderland AFC’s chances of staying up under new boss Allardyce.
And he has backed the former Bolton, Newcastle, and Hammers boss to turn the Black Cats into a “dangerous team” again.
“He has got plenty of time, he has got the transfer window in January, and everybody knows what Big Sam is about.
“He is going to go in there and bring his ideas across and I’m sure he will win the dressing room over.
“If I was a betting man, I would put a good amount of money on Sunderland staying up now.
“It is important to have a foundation to build from and, knowing Big Sam like I do, he is very keen to get his defence functioning well and working together. That is going to be high on his priority list and if he can get his defence sorted they have got some exciting players.
“If he can get the best out of [Jermain] Defoe, [Adam] Johnson and [Fabio] Borini I am sure they will be a dangerous team once again,” the Peterborough United midfielder told talkSPORT.