Press release from Sunderland AFC:
Sunderland AFC today thanked over 16,000 fans for showing their support in securing their season tickets for the forthcoming campaign.
Manager Mick McCarthy said: ” It’s really great that so many supporters have got behind us. I’ve said on lots of occasions now that I’m up for
it, and our aim this season has to be to challenge for promotion, so I’m
delighted that so many fans have given the players and I their backing.
In return, I can promise that I’ll be trying to give our fans a season
that they can look back on and be proud of.”
Chairman Bob Murray added: ” It’s tremendous to see so many fans backing the club before the new season has even got underway. Their support and loyalty is greatly appreciated and not taken for granted.
” Tickets are still selling daily and I know some supporters are waiting
until our player movements are complete before they commit, and I can
fully understand this. I’m sure there will also be a good number of
fans who also give us their support on a match-to-match basis, and again
this is appreciated by all.
” Everyone at the club is really looking forward to the start of the new
season, there is a noticeable air of anticipation around the training
ground and the club as a whole, and we all just want to get started now
and to try and win games.”