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Chris Coleman: 'Jack Rodwell must take it upon himself to turn career around'

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman insists that Jack Rodwell must take it upon himself to turn his career around at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has stressed that Jack Rodwell must take it upon himself to turn his career around at the Stadium of Light.

The 26-year-old has had a tough time at the club since his £10m move from Manchester City in 2014, starting just 44 Black Cats games due to injuries and poor form.

Speaking ahead of Sunderland's Championship game against Burton Albion, Coleman admitted that Rodwell is "super talented" but also wants him to show accountability for his actions.

The Welshman told Sky Sports News: "We're all accountable here at this club, especially myself and the players. And, as an individual, he has to want to change himself.

"It really is down to the individual. Jack is super talented but he hasn't played enough. You can have a new manager, a new way of working but it's still Jack and whatever he needs to do to play more. That's what he has to do.

"I'm realistic he needs to play more football and I'll give him any help he wants on or off the pitch. But it still has to come from Jack."

Sunderland have won just once in 18 league matches this season and currently sit two points adrift at the bottom of the table.


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Wales manager Chris Coleman on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on November 12, 2016
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland16105132131935
3Peterborough UnitedPeterborough17103433221133
4Luton TownLuton178632516930
5Barnsley1685326121429
6Charlton AthleticCharlton178452620628
7Accrington StanleyAccrington177732119228
8Coventry CityCoventry178452018228
9Blackpool166731815325
10Doncaster RoversDoncaster177462524125
11Walsall177461924-525
12Fleetwood Town176562419523
13Southend UnitedSouthend177282122-123
14Burton Albion166372222021
15Wycombe WanderersWycombe175662324-121
16Rochdale175572231-920
17Gillingham175392629-318
18Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury174671620-418
19Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe174672637-1118
20Bristol Rovers174581414017
21Oxford UnitedOxford Utd173682027-715
22Plymouth ArgylePlymouth1734101829-1113
23AFC Wimbledon1732121126-1511
24Bradford CityBradford1731131231-1910

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