Alan Hutton has vowed to do his bit to silence the Sunderland boo boys.
Steve Bruce's team were jeered off again at half-time again on Saturday after falling behind to strugglers Wigan at the Stadium of Light.
Although the Wearsiders won a point thanks to Kenwyne Jones's seventh goal of the season, and almost snatched a late win, the natives are growing increasingly concerned at Sunderland's form.
They head to basement club Portsmouth tomorrow looking for their second win in 15 games, and sit just four points outside the drop zone.
But Scotland international Hutton, signed on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season, is confident Bruce's men will pull away from the bottom three.
Hutton said: 'Getting booed does not give me any problems. The fans pay their money and they are entitled to a performance. You just have to show them exactly what you can do.
'Personally it spurs me on because I want to show people what I can do and that is what we all did in the second half.
'There are quality players here, as there were at Spurs but they have had a bad run of results. We just have to pick ourselves up. We have the talent.
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'If we work hard we have a lot of talented players. I am sure we can start getting some wins under our belt.
'I know five or six of the players here already and they have helped me settle in and they all said the same thing. It is a massive club, and it is. Not until you come here do you realise how big it is.
'No one wants to get drawn into a relegation battle. The league is so tight at the bottom but I relish the challenge and I will be doing my best to get us out of trouble.'
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