Sunderland are set to host bottom of the league side Crewe Alexandra this Saturday at the Stadium of Light.
The black Cats’ have recently turned their form around after an abysmal spell as they are now unbeaten in their last 4 matches.
Crewe currently sit bottom of Sky Bet League One 8 points adrift from safety having only won 1 of their last 11 matches.
Sunderland have a good chance to make up some ground in the play off race as Wycombe (7th) face Rotherham (1st) and MK Dons (3rd) face Wigan Athletic (2nd).
With a win The Black Cats’ could move up to 4th if Oxford United drop points at Shrewsbury Town.
Key player Alex Pritchard is set to miss out again after substaining an ankle injury at Charlton last week.
Sunderland head coach Alex Neil described the lads’ performance against Fleetwood on Tuesday as: ‘not good enough’, despite going on to win 3-1 thanks to late goals from Luke O’Nien and Jack Clarke.
Veteran striker Jermain Defoe could feature from the start after impressing against Fleetwood earlier in the week as he was looking a lot sharper after coming on from the bench at half-time.
As we approach the final steps in the season, after their recent blip, every game is becoming a must win for The Black Cats’.
I believe that we will put in an improved performance after Alex Neil’s recent comments regarding the performance on Tuesday despite taking all 3 points and we will come out of the blocks flying and secure a comfortable win.
Score – 4-0
Scorers – Ross Stewart x2