O'Neill wants Fletcher backing
Martin O'Neill is confident there is more to come from Sunderland's new-look strike-force despite Steven Fletcher's impressive start.
The 25-year-old, a £12million acquisition from Wolves, has announced his arrival on Wearside in style with four goals in his three Barclays Premier League games to date, and he will hope to add to that tally when Wigan head for the Stadium of Light.
However, Fletcher is the only member of the Black Cats squad to have scored a league goal so far this season and while O'Neill is delighted with his return so far, he does not want his team to develop the same kind of over-reliance on the Scot which predecessor Steve Bruce's men had with Darren Bent.
The manager said: "I wouldn't want to wish that on anyone for the whole of the season, but he's an excellent finisher.
"He has had a great start to his career here, which I am delighted about. It makes things a wee bit easier to settle in, and he has done so very, very well.
"But eventually, we will need other players to score goals and I am sure in the course of time, they will do. But making judgments after just four games might be a wee bit rash."