Two Sides Of Shot-Shy Sessegnon

Last updated : 25 January 2013 By Tott Dixon - Seaham

So says Martin O’Neill, who has pointed out that considering the great positions he gets himself into, he should be scoring more often.


It’s something that 5,000 Sunderland fans were given a stark reminder of in the second-half of the game against Wigan when Steven Fletcher put him clean through on goal.

It was such a critical point of the game because if Sess had scored there, it would have been 4-1 to Sunderland and game over.

And he should have scored.

But I don’t necessarily agree with those who think he was trying to be too clever when he was deprived of the ball in the box.

I just think he was caught in two minds and that’s something you would expect far more of a winger in that situation than a striker.

And I think that, in a nutshell, is the heart of the issue.

Stephane has played the vast majority of his career as a winger. He is not a natural striker.

And that’s the challenge he faces in his current role playing just behind Fletcher.