Sunderland head into Saturday’s Stadium of Light clash with Swansea City on the back of only the second defeat of the Marton O’Neill era at Chelsea last weekend.
But the upturn in results under the former Aston Villa boss has put Sunderland back on course for the top 10, with the Wearsiders potentially moving back into the top half if they can beat Swansea and Everton or Norwich suffer defeat on Saturday.
“Everyone is delighted with the team doing well,” said David Meyler.
“One or two wins on the bounce can jump you from 15th to 11th.
“The manager has come in and brought a new lease of life – there’s great confidence among the lads.
“We’ve gone out and got some terrific results. We’re organised and know what we’re doing at the moment and defending really well to boot.
“We’re creating chances and scoring goals as well. The manager has had a very successful managerial career.
“Everyone is dying for the cause again. We’re working really hard and results are going our way.
“It’s down to the players to keep it going.”