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That's the question on every Sunderland fan's mind, given Joe Gelhardt's struggles in front of goal. But Tony Mowbray was bullish when talking about the striker, and will continue to stick with the young forward.


"I see him every day in training - if he was falling short he wouldn't be in the team, I wouldn't play him. Just because he's on loan from Leeds United, he doesn't have to play. His performance level is what gets him in the team and what gets him in at the moment is his work ethic allied with the talent I see."


"He just has to find that confidence and belief [in front of goal] and sometimes the best way to do that is by working through it. If the tough period becomes a real burden to him I'll take him out, but at this moment I think he's still got real belief that he can score goals and he's working really hard - he's helping the team. Let's keep going with him and let's hope he can nick a goal or two, he's here to help the team and help us create a balance."


"He's very different to Ross Stewart, they're different footballers but he's working really hard and we're very glad he's here. The work he gets through and the [running] numbers he puts up are really high, he's got to keep that up and the opportunities he needs to score will come."

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