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We owe our people - Quinn
Chairman: 'I would like to emphasise that everyone at this club will face the music together'.
Chairman Niall Quinn admits Sunderland "owes its people" following the defeat at Newcastle.
Apologising to fans for the the performance and result, Quinn has called on his players to bounce back from the club's worst derby defeat in 56 years.
And the chairman has revealed that, as far as he's concerned, the club have a debt to their fans which must be repaid.
"It is entirely appropriate that we apologise to our fans," explained Quinn, speaking exclusively to the club's official website.
"Whilst acknowledging the hurt that this defeat has caused, I would like to emphasise that everyone at this club will face the music together.
"Last night the owner and myself sat and reflected on the day's events and we are as defiant as ever that this club is going to make progess.
"While everybody here is suffering, the players' hurt must be galvanized into a big performance on Saturday.
"I'm not asking anyone to have sympathy for us but we are confident that the solution will be found within the walls of our dressing room. We may have to spend a long time apologising but this entire football club knows that it owes its people right now and for me that is the priority. "