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Ready for Sunderland: Sean

2 April 2019

Sean McConville feels there is no better game for Accrington Stanley to play than face promotion-chasing Sunderland tomorrow night.

The Reds have lost two on the trot and face the Black Cats for the third time this season - the first game was abandoned with the score at 1-1 on 79 minutes in December at the Wham Stadium and the two side's drew 2-2 at the Stadium of Light in February,

John Coleman's side need a win to move away from the bottom four with this one of their two games in hand on many of the teams around them.

"We have been talking about it, it's a massive game, we have got to turn around the situation we are in," said the winger.

"We couldn't have asked for a better game really, a massive team which will bring a massive crowd and we can't use any excuses that we can't get up for the game, we have got to be on the front foot from the off and this should suit us.

"They are coming off a disappointing result on Sunday in the Checkatrade Trophy final and the last place they would probably want to come to is Accrington so we have got to try and make this work in our favour.

"We have played them twice, once abandoned, and I think we were the better side on both occasions. We can take heart from these performances against them."

McConville admitted Saturday's 1-0 loss to Fleetwood was disappointing.

"We are obviously frustrated with the defeat to Fleetwood, we felt the least we deserved was a draw but things aren't falling for us.

"But we can't mope about it, we have got to work hard and make sure we turn it around and we will.

"As easy as it is to go on a winning run like we did last season, you find it hard to get out of a losing run like we are on at the moment.

"But we have got ourselves into this rut and we will get ourselves out of it."

Meanwhile McConville thinks there is more to come from him.

"I am into double figures on goals this season and I want to beat my tally from last season. I got 13 last season so I need to add another few goals."

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