Murray targets title
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sunderland chairman Bob Murray is hoping the club can now win the title.Sunderland chairman Bob Murray is hoping the club can go on and win The Championship title after securing promotion.
The Black Cats sealed their return to The Premiership at the weekend with victory over Leicester and Ipswich failing to beat Leeds.
Sunderland require only two points from their last two games to be assured of the title and Murray believes the everyone at the club deserves the accolade.
"I share the players' desire to go on and finish the season in style and bring the championship trophy back to the Stadium of Light," said Murray.
"That's what we will all aim for now.
"Most of all, I want to share and enjoy the next two weeks with Mick and the players, all the staff at the club and the fans who have been fantastic."
Murray paid a special tribute to the club's supporters for their backing after two difficult years outside The Premiership.
"The response from supporters has been phenomenal and I hope they enjoy the rest of the season as much as they did on Saturday," added Murray.
"The result on Saturday was rightly deserved and a massive relief for everyone. The success means so much more after the last two years."
Meanwhile, Manchester City have benefited from Sunderland's promotion with the club due to receive a £120,000 windfall from Stephen Elliott's move to the Stadium of Light.
Elliott made his 40th appearance for the club against Leicester to trigger an appearance-based payment and also promotion earning City another £100,000.