Last Updated: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:24
Gus Poyet has told his players those who get his ideas on how the game should be played the quickest are the most likely to get picked.
The new head coach has been working hard with the players, who have been at the Stadium of Light, over the past two weeks as he prepares for his first match in charge at Swansea.
Despite sitting at the foot of the table with no wins to their name this season the new head coach believes there is enough talent in the squad for them to get out of trouble.
"I just ask them to believe and be really open minded in the beginning," continued Poyet. "They need to take it on board and to take it on board very quickly. Those who do it quickest stand a greater chance of playing.
"It's about knowing about everything we need to do on the pitch, to commit to the cause and we need to do it quickly. That's the most difficult part.
"It's difficult to talk about my style. But I try to make it easy for the players to go on to the pitch and feel comfortable, without excuses.
"To go on to the pitch and perform to their best. There are no doubts on their mind. We have to make sure we use their strength. There are players with plenty of quality here."
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