Jordan Willis has said that he wants Sunderland to ‘win every single game between now and the end of the season’.
The Black Cats are on a stunning run of form after losing just one game in their last 16 fixtures.
That has moved the Wearsiders to within three points of the automatic promotion places meaning that a return to the Championship is a genuine possibility.
There’s still plenty of games to go, but according to Willis, the Black Cats are aiming high to ensure that they get the job done.
As quoted by Chronicle Live, Willis said: “It means everything to us to see this through.
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“We go into every game wanting to win.
”We want to win every single game between now and the end of the season, and if we can do that great.
”There might be some ups and downs along the way, but we want to win every game.”
Asked about the secret behind their recent upturn in form, Willis explained: “We’re really organised out of possession now, everyone knows their role in and out of possession.
”Limiting teams to minimal chances is part of that, and we’re managing to do that.
“It’s down to graft on the training pitch and the mentality throughout the whole team.
”Everybody wants to put their bodies on the line – even the strikers and midfielders come back and you see them throwing themselves in front of the ball. So it’s a credit to everyone because that’s the mentality at the moment.
“No matter who’s playing we all know how each other plays and we’ve all made good bonds with each other. It doesn’t matter who’s playing you still get the same results.
“Credit to everyone. Even the lads that don’t start. You see with the lads that came on from the subs bench today, it’s not easy coming on in a game like this, but they’ve slotted straight in and performed very well.
“It’s important that anyone can fit in and it’s great to have that in the team.
”If someone has to come in they know their role, and that’s not just the back three, that’s throughout the whole team.
”Everyone’s got to play their part and hopefully we can continue getting wins. Hopefully we can crack on and look forward to next weekend’s game and get another win.”
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Jordan Willis is right to aim high this season.
Sunderland have a wonderful opportunity to secure a return to the Championship after an excellent run of form over the last couple of months.
Momentum is a huge part of a promotion-winning campaign and the Black Cats are on a wonderful run of form at the moment.
If they can keep up this sort of record then I’d be very surprised if they didn’t finish in the top two.