Last Updated: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 13:48
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has urged his players not to allow the pressure of successive home defeats to get to them.
The Black Cats went down 4-2 to high-flying West Brom on Saturday, three weeks after losing 1-0 to Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light as they failed to build upon their 3-1 victory at Fulham last weekend.
There were boos from sections of what remained of a crowd of 36,390 on the final whistle and the club felt the need later in the evening to dismiss rumours that the Ulsterman had offered to resign.
However, O'Neill, who must now prepare his side for the visit of QPR and their new manager Harry Redknapp on Tuesday, has warned them not to bow to the pressure.
He said: "We have a lot of work to do, we accept that. What I don't want is players getting concerned and worried because we have lost the last couple of games here and suddenly everybody is against us."
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