The Black Cats midfielder has been at the Wearside club since 2009 and he is eager to help them get back to the big time.
The Black Cats midfielder has been suspended after 10 bookings and Ross admits it's a blow for the League One side for two reasons.
Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole is currently recovering from an ankle injury.
Lee Cattermole is set to miss Sunderland's next game at the weekend.
Max Power captained his Sunderland side against Morecambe in midweek.
Lee Cattermole did not feature for Sunderland in League One at the weekend.
Sunderland veteran Lee Cattermole has picked up eight yellow cards this term.
Lee Cattermole was expected to leave League One Sunderland for Hull City in the summer transfer window but remains at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland have had three players take the captain's armband in just 14 matches in League One.
Sunderland midfielder Max Power has now been sent off twice in 13 games in League One.