Jack Rodwell: Sunderland must improve this one area ahead of Burnley

Jack Rodwell

Sunderland take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon and Jack Rodwell is hoping for an efficient attacking display.

Sunderland may have conceded six goals from their first four Premier League games, but in those four matches, the Black Cats' opponents have attempted a combined 54 shots on goal, with 25 finding the target which has thus forced 12 saves.

Defensive midfielder Jack Rodwell, 23, believes the team's defensive work has been commendable but the former Manchester City and Everton star has called for a more effective attack.

"We have been really solid defensively and now we need to make sure we get some more goals, however, we have only lost once and it was a game we should have taken something from," he said, as per the club's official website.

“If we can tighten things up at both ends I think we will be alright, but Saturday’s match will be an intense and physical contest so we need to be on it in every sense.”

Sunderland travel to Turf Moor on Saturday.

“It is a massive game and both clubs need to pick up three points," Rodwell said. “It will be one of the toughest games of the season; the atmosphere will be electric in what is a compact stadium so it will be a hard test for us.

"It is always good to pick up a first league win early on and although we have yet to do so we have been playing against very good teams, so hopefully we can do it away at Burnley and kick on.”

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