Rodwell explains how Sunderland should approach 'hardest stretch' of fixtures

Jack Rodwell

Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell has suggested the mentality his side should take into every game for the rest of the season.

Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell has described in the Shields Gazette how he feels the club should approach their final ten games of the season.

Sunderland battled well for a point at Hull last night, but they aren’t out of trouble in terms of pulling away from the relegation places in the top flight.

“The last 10 games of the season now is the hardest stretch. Every game is vital and we need as many points as we can,” said Rodwell.

“If you don’t lose them, that’s a bonus. We went for three points, came away with one, so it’s not the end of the world.”

Sunderland now have a break ahead of their next game, with the latest round of FA Cup fixtures due to take place this weekend.

They have two massive games before the end of the month against Aston Villa and West Ham United and if they can take points from those games, it will give them momentum looking ahead to the next couple of months.

April opens up with a massive derby game against Newcastle United, which just shows there are no easy games for the team coming up.

Rodwell’s mentality in terms of going into each game looking to win and then take a point is a sensible one.

Where Sunderland really have to cash in is at home. If they can win all of their remaining home games and pick up a point here and there on the road, they’ll be well placed to approach the final couple of weeks comfortably.

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