SIMON GRAYSON intends to keep on trying to turn Sunderland around after another disappointing day on Wearside.

Supporters booed and jeered at the final whistle as well as chanted 'you're not fit to wear the shirt' at the players after Bristol City became the latest team to leave the Stadium of Light with three points.

Sunderland have not won a game at home since December last year, a run of 18 matches, and they have only won one of their 14 matches this season under Grayson.

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Bristol City climbed into the play-off places courtesy of the 2-1 win after substitute Milan Djuric headed in the winner with 17 minutes remaining.

Lewis Grabban had given Sunderland hope in first half stoppage-time after cancelling out the opening goal from Bobby Reid in the 28th minute.

But Sunderland remain second from bottom ahead of Tuesday’s battle with the only team below them, Bolton, on the North-East stage.

Now Grayson, clearly disappointed after his side’s seventh home game without a win of the season, said: “I am disappointed with the players and what they have done today.

“I will continue to work as hard as I can and hopefully we will get results and it will change very quickly. After 12 years and 600-odd games in management, I know what can happen if you win games.

“I am under no illusion we need to start winning very quickly. We need to get some positivity before the next two games.

“I will be here to fight on, without a shadow of doubt. I have to lift them but we have to do basics right.

“I am saying the same things after every defeat. We are still making bad decisions, not taking responsibility and gifting our opponents’ opportunities to win games.

“Yesterday we had a team meeting, designed to give players jobs and responsibility. We repeat it again at lunchtime today and we have not been able to stop a player at 5ft 7in getting a free header. We keep shooting ourselves in the foot.

“We did get a break and a real boost with the goal, and I said at half-time we wanted to go on and impose ourselves but we kept on making really bad decisions. They have to stand up and be counted.

“Even in the last 15 minutes, we huffed and puffed without being effective and lost our shape. We have to carry out our game plan.”