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SUNDERLAND striker Kenwyne Jones has been warned he faces a fight to get his place back after going away on international duty.

The Trinidad & Tobago forward started Saturday's 4-1 victory over Hull City on the bench after being away with his country last week.

His manager Steve Bruce was happy with the way Fraizer Campbell and Darren Bent provided such an effective strike partnership in Jones's absence.

And he said: "Fraizer and Darren had trained all week together, and they needed to start.

"It was an easy decision to make to leave Kenwyne on the bench, because you can't travel 10-12 hours midweek and not be affected by it after a couple of games.

"The great thing is that we've got a bit of quality that we can leave on the bench now, and Kenwyne will know now that if he doesn't play to his full potential his place will be under threat.

"Fraizer and Darren are a handful for any defence, and they've shown they can cause problems as a partnership."