Gus Poyet has stated that he is hoping to keep Fabio Borini at Sunderland, considering the Italian's plea to leave due to not playing enough games, according the The Mirror.
The on-loan Liverpool striker has started two games this season, and has come off the bench in five out his last seven games, as the Italian striker hasn't played a full 90 minutes yet for the Black Cats.
But the Sunderland manager has stated the player has a right to moan, and claims the pair have a good relationship.
"If I was him I'd be moaning, but he has got a good character and we have a good relationship," he said.
Sunderland sit bottom of the Premier league, despite winning two of their last three games - including victory against Manchester City after the Uruguayan took over from caretaker manager Kevin Ball in late October.
But the 46-year-old's team are lacking goals, as in total, his strikeforce have only scored three goals in 30 games. Poyet is telling Borini not to fell disheartened however, as he'll get his chance in the near future.
"He has been very good for us, in the first 20 minute against Swansea he created the most chances than anyone in our team, and had half an hour against Newcastle and again, had created more chances than the rest of the team," he added.
Poyet continued: "He has done well, and is probably the one who has been really unlucky about the situation we have been in and he will play."
Considering the former Chelsea striker has played seven games in total for Sunderland, he has only scored one goal - in the Tyne-Wear Derby win over Newcastle.
The Black Cats next game is away to Aston Villa, followed by a busy December, were Poyet's side take on his former clubs Chelsea and Tottenham, along with Everton and Chelsea again in the League Cup.
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