Sunderland’s Colback cautious against Bolton after Wolves and Villa draws

Jack Colback
Jack Colback
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JACK Colback says Sunderland need no prompting about the difficulties in beating those scrapping at the bottom after draws against relegated Wolves and Villa in the Black Cats’ last two games.

Sunderland host Aston Bolton on Saturday, who could head to Wearside harbouring hopes of moving out of the bottom three, if they prevail in tonight’s crunch relegation clash at Villa.

But the 22-year-old is eager for Sunderland to end their six-hour goal drought and return to the top 10 by triumphing in the first of their final three games.

“Teams go through these runs without goals and they’re part and parcel of football,” he added. “It would be worrying if we weren’t creating chances, but we are. I’m sure the goals are not far away.

“But when you’re creating chances like at Villa and you don’t score, you feel like it’s two points dropped.

“We’ve just got to move onto the Bolton game and try to get three points. It will be a similar game to the Wolves one. It’s always a tough game at this stage of the season to play someone down there.

“We just need to set our stall out and play well. If we play to our capabilities, we should win the game. Bolton have got the midweek game tonight and it’s tough playing three in a week.

“But they’ll be going into every game determined to get points because time’s running out.

“If we win the next three games, we’ll finish in the top 10 and that would be classed as a successful season.”