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Bruce backs Bendtner to shine

October 24, 2011
By ESPN staff
Steve Bruce has admitted Nicklas Bendtner can be a "headache" for managers, but the Sunderland boss is delighted to have the Dane spearheading his attack.

Bendtner was farmed out on loan to Sunderland after slipping down the pecking order at Arsenal, but he has the confidence of Bruce and showed his class by firing the Black Cats to victory at Bolton.

It was a win that eases the pressure on Bruce and prompted him to lavish praise on the forward.

"I had the privilege ...

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