Josh Maja: Sunderland ready for relegation six-pointer


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Sunderland youngster Josh Maja insists his side are determined to secure all three points when they host fellow strugglers Hull in the Championship on Saturday.

The Black Cats will head into the contest bottom of the Championship table after losing three of their last four league games, although they are only three points adrift of fifth-bottom Hull ahead of their clash at the Stadium of Light.

Teenage forward Maja has been a rare bright spark in Sunderland’s season to date, and he has underlined the importance of Saturday’s match, as he believes a victory will right the wrongs of their recent run of poor results, particularly last weekend’s 4-0 reverse at Cardiff.

“It is a very big game,” Maja was quoted as saying in the Sunderland Echo.

“We go into it on the back of a defeat, it was a tough one to take for the lads, but hopefully we can get a result against Hull and put it right.”

Maja insists the last thing Sunderland can afford to do is feel sorry for themselves, as he knows now is the time when everyone connected to the club needs to pull together.

“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We have to keep fighting. We have to stick together and keep believing,” the 19-year-old added.

Sunderland are priced at 3.00 to secure all three points on Saturday, while Hull are available at 2.40 and the draw is on offer at 3.20.

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