Danny Graham insists jeers did not put him off Sunderland switch
Striker joined Black Cats from Swansea
Thursday 07 February 2013
Danny Graham has insisted the boo boys never made him think twice about his move to Sunderland.
The 27-year-old was jeered by sections of the home support when he came on as a second-half substitute in Swansea's 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw at the Stadium of Light on January 29, two days before he completed his £5million switch to the Black Cats.
Graham grew up supporting Sunderland's arch rivals Newcastle and has made no secret of his affiliation to the Magpies, but that all appeared to have been forgotten when he made his debut in last Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Reading.
He told the Sunderland Echo: "The reception was great at Reading.
"Obviously the one on Tuesday night was expected for myself. That's part and parcel of football, I just got on with it. But it never once put me off in terms of wanting to move here.
"The contrast with the reception I got at the Madejski Stadium was brilliant. I had signed and everything was done, and to get that reception was really pleasing.
"I'm just looking forward to having a successful end of the season."
Latest in Sport
Lionel Messi dumps Jerome Boateng: The moment two-goal hero made Bayern Munich defender look like a 'baby in a playpen'
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich match report: Lionel Messi double and Neymar strike put Barca on course for Champions League final
Floyd Mayweather mocks Manny Pacquiao: 'Winners win and losers have excuses'
Barcelona 3 Bayern Munich 0 player ratings
Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City in top eight of Forbes Rich List
- 1 Qataris pledge to expand Canary Wharf
- 2 #JeSuisEd: People share photos of themselves eating awkwardly in solidarity with Labour leader
- 3 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds
- 4 Florida couple forced to register as sex offenders for having sex on public beach
- 5 Watch eerie drone footage of destroyed building in Stalingrad
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
General Election 2015: Sturgeon claims Scots 'appalled' by Ed Miliband's refusal to work with SNP