It’s a big one this weekend for Sunderland when they travel to Swansea for a clash that could see the Black Cats lifted out of the bottom three if they win.
The last month or so have shown that Sunderland have the bottle to get out of trouble once again and no longer is David Moyes public enemy number one.
Things have certainly been on the up since they pulled off their first win on November 5, things look a whole lot rosier and fans are, in general, happier than they were, but the lads have to keep it up.
Swansea are in something of a rut at the moment, Bob Bradley’s side don’t seem to be able to put a foot right and that was never more apparent than last week when their leaky defence shipped in five goals against Tottenham.
Previously to the 5-0 hammering, they managed to beat Crystal Palace 5-4, so far this is Bradley’s only win and that porous defence has let in 19 goals in the last seven games.
Swansea only have one player in the maintenance room for the long term, that’s centre-back Federico Fernandez who suffered a broken toe.
Bradley will also be hoping that Ki Sung-Yueng will be back from injury.
Sunderland had another blow with the news that Duncan Watmore would be out for the rest of the season after sustaining knee damage in the win over champions Leicester last time out.
Midfielder Steven Pienaar is also set to miss the trip to South Wales after suffering a concussion.
Jason Denayer has recovered from illness.
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