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O'Neill prepared for 'tough season'

December 12, 2012
By ESPN staff
Martin O'Neill has conceded that Sunderland still have a mountain to climb this season, despite a convincing 3-0 win over Reading on Tuesday.

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The Sunderland boss admitted his relief after the Black Cats were lifted out of the relegation zone, but he believes his side cannot get too comfortable with their league position.

"I just feel that this season will be really tough for us, I accept that," O'Neill said. "I kind of thought ...

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