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Gordon wants strong finish
08 May 2008 - 10:17:53
Goalkeeper Craig Gordon believes Sunderland can end their season on a high by defeating Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
The Black Cats earned a blast from angry manager Roy Keane after they followed up securing their top-flight survival the previous weekend with a meek 2-0 defeat at Bolton Wanderers last Saturday.
But despite failing to pick up a point from their nine meetings with the Premier League's top five sides this season, Gordon believes a victory against Arsenal on the final day of the season is possible.
"We were very sloppy against Bolton and we don't want to see that type of performance again," he told the club's official website.
"The manager has said he doesn't want complacency and neither do we. Bolton was just one of those days, it was a bad performance and sometimes you can't put your finger on why.
"We're looking forward now, we have a great game to look forward to and we'll be up for it.
"It's going to be a full house and we have to bounce back, like we have done several times this season.
"We want to sign off with a good performance and a win."
Meanwhile, Sunderland have been linked with a fresh move for Reading midfielder Stephen Hunt.
The Wearsiders failed with a £3million approach for the Republic of Ireland international in January, but Keane has reportedly made the tenacious midfielder one of his main summer transfer targets.