David Moyes has challenges his players to follow in the footsteps of Charlie Hurley and create another ‘great’ chapter in the club’s history.
Named Sunderland’s Player of the Century in 1979, the Irishman will be honoured at the Stadium of Light when the Black Cats take on Hull City with ‘Charlie Hurley Day’ taking place.
A cauldron of noise is expected as thousands pay tribute to the former defender, and speaking to safc.com Moyes urges his players to give the man himself, and the fans, something to cheer about.
“We need to give our supporters something to cheer about because we probably haven’t done that enough this season.
“I don’t remember too much about Charlie but his pictures are up throughout the Academy of Light and everybody recognises him and the great period he was part of with the club.
“I’ve said to my players that we also need to do something people can remember - part of what Sunderland are renowned for is their history,” continued Moyes.
“We’ve had a good couple of weeks but the win was coming because we’d been close, so thankfully we got it and it feels good to win again.
“I’m looking forward to feeling it a lot more often.”