Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has explained to the Northern Echo what he feels anyone watching the club would have noticed about their recent performances.
The Black Cats are firmly locked in a battle near the foot of the Premier League table to avoid the drop down to the Championship, which would set the club back in terms of their long term development.
However, Cattermole feels the club are giving themselves the best possible chance of getting out of danger and fighting their way to a position of safety.
“I think the fans saw those fighting qualities against Southampton - anyone who has watched us in these past two weeks will see we have been really positive, on the front foot, aggressive and hard. It's not been pretty at times but we have looked as if we could get the job done,” he said.
Sunderland need to retain the fighting ability they have displayed and add a little quality to their performances.
The team are just inside the bottom three, one point adrift from 17th place as things stand and staring at a final four games which are less than favourable.
Everton, Arsenal and Chelsea are the games the team has to play away from home, with one fixture at the Stadium of Light against Leicester.
Winning just that match against the Foxes may not be enough, so Sunderland are going to need a big performance somewhere against those big sides to further enhance their chances of remaining a Premier League club.