Danny Graham reveals Sunderland aim: Can he achieve it?

Sunderland forward Danny Graham says his aim is to simply stay in the team.

Sunderland forward Danny Graham has told the South Wales Evening Post his current aims at the club.

Graham made a return to Swansea for the game over the weekend and has suggested that his current aim is defending his position in the Black Cats first team.

“My focus is to stay in the team at Sunderland – That's part and parcel of football. You have your highs and your lows, you've just got to get on with it,” said Graham.

He could find it difficult because the stats suggest that Sunderland boss Gus Poyet prefers better options at the moment.

He’s made just one Premier League start this season, with no goals and no assists and needs to do more to justify his Premier League place.

It’s encouraging that he seems determined to make the most of his squad position at the club, but he has to try and put more pressure on the manager and the club to start more games.

Sunderland are not out of trouble in the Premier League by any means and are currently four points above the relegation places.

With each week, the end of the season draws nearer and the pressure increases and Sunderland need strikers scoring goals leading the attack.

Jermain Defoe has done that since he came in and the only way Graham can have a say is to take any chance he’s given.

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