One More Win - That's All We Need!

02 May 2013 07:20
Sunderland go into the game with Stoke without Stephane Sessegnon, after his red card appeal was rejected by the FA on Wednesday.

Seb Larsson: "Of course it's a blow. Sessy, especially in the games against Everton and Newcastle, has been on top form.

"He's a very important player, everybody knows that, there's no point lying about it.

"But it feels like throughout this season we've lost key players through injuries or suspensions. We can handle it and deal with it, even though we'll miss him a lot."I think it puts a bit more pressure on everyone's shoulders. First we lost Fletch who is our top scorer and now Sessy. But when we lost Fletch, other people have stepped up in recent weeks.

"There'll have to do that again because there's no other option. There's no point dwelling on it [Sessegnon's absence], we know what we have to do."The target is always to get to that 40-point mark, especially when you've been where we are.

"That will hopefully be enough. But as the manager has pointed out, our aim was to get there on Monday and we didn't.

"He's been very honest in telling us that there's no point in delaying it. Let's get it done now and then see what happens.

"We don't have many games to get there, but it only requires one win."

Source: Sunderland-Mad