Reid happy with Cats form

12 October 2009 11:07
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Sunderland midfielder Andy Reid is enjoying life on Wearside under new manager Steve Bruce.

The Black Cats earned a deserved 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford last time out, with the champions needing a last-gasp own-goal from Anton Ferdinand to snatch a point.

Bruce's side have enjoyed a good start to the campaign, currently lying in eighth position with 13 points, and Reid revealed confidence is seeping through the squad.

Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light at the weekend in the Premier League and Republic of Ireland international Reid is ready to tackle the Reds.

"We imposed ourselves on Manchester United and I don't think many Sunderland teams have managed that in recent times," he told the Northern Echo.

"Everybody should have confidence in their own ability. I go into a game feeling that I can get the better of whoever I am playing against.

"With the team spirit we have around the place you go into a game knowing that your team-mates will do their job too. It's a nice feeling knowing everybody is up for it and there are no weak links.

"A lot of teams line up against United or Liverpool and they are beaten before they leave the changing room. I think the only way to go about things is to have a go."

OpponentsRafa Benitez's Liverpool side have not enjoyed the best start to the league season, but Reid is not expecting Saturday's game to be an easy task.

"Just because we got a draw at Old Trafford I hope people don't come down to the game expecting us to beat Liverpool 2-0 or 3-0," he added.

"I can tell you now we aren't going to beat Liverpool 3-0. All we can do is give the same level of performance and hopefully get the result we want.

"I feel that everybody has a much clearer idea what is expected of them individually and as part of the team. The manager explains himself very well.

"His preparation is incredibly thorough and that is paying off. I am enjoying playing out on the left and don't really want to move into the middle to be honest.

"I am trying to nail down a spot and make it my own so I am concentrating on developing my game on the left side."

Source: SKY_Sports