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Keane cools Cats safety talk

06 Apr 2008 - 11:28:51

Sunderland boss Roy Keane warned his players not to think that they are safe from the threat of relegation, despite a crucial 3-1 victory at Fulham.

A third straight win lifted the Black Cats ten points clear of the drop zone, but Keane still believes there is work to do to ensure Premier League survival.

He commented: "I've known all along that with a fully-fit squad we'll have a better chance.

"All the players are pushing each other, there's not a better team at training and they are all very competitive and are pushing each other.

"It gives us a chance, but obviously we need to get over that finishing line.

"We can still be caught. We are in a much better position than we were three weeks ago, but we have a tough game (Manchester City) coming up and obviously we are not safe.

"Maybe a few teams last season thought that and West Ham went on an unbelievable run. The likes of Birmingham, Bolton and Wigan are capable of winning games.

"We shouldn't be dancing in the streets after winning three games in a row.

"Our performance wasn't great and our passing wasn't up to scratch, but we scored at the right time.

"In the first half we were very poor, I was glad to get them in at half-time. We huffed and puffed but didn't have quality, but we scored just before half-time."


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