Elmohamady will get his chance, says Sunderland boss

Karim Farouk, Thursday 29 Dec 2011

New coach Martin O’Neill urges all Sunderland players to take their chances

Ahmed Elmohamady

Egypt winger Ahmed Elmohamady must be at his best to grab a chance he might not get again as coach Martin O’Neill confirmed that he will rotate his squad and use every player in Sunderland’s start of the year.

The Black Cats will play Manchester City, Wigan Athletic and the FA Cup tie at Peterborough in the first week of 2012.

 “There is possibly quite a number of players who were playing under Steve Bruce who might hope the new manager thinks about things a little differently. But it’s all about taking your chances.

“Eventually, if you have the opportunity to play, you have to take that opportunity to shine,” O’Neill told the Gazette

“The likes of Ji Dong-won and Ahmed Elmohamady have barely been used, for example and that’s not their fault,” he added.

The 24-year old player has been warming the bench since 4 December when he came in as a substitute in Sunderland’s defeat against Wolverhampton 2-1.


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