Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore believes it is crucial his side build on their opening Premier League win of the season when they take on fellow strugglers Hull at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
The Blacks Cats secured their first league success of the campaign by beating Bournemouth 2-1 before the international break, although they remain rooted to the bottom of the standings with just five points from their opening 11 league matches.
David Moyes’ men are currently six points adrift of safety, but they can move to within two points of third-from-bottom Hull with a victory on Saturday, and England Under-21 international Watmore believes it is crucial his side build some momentum following their maiden league success last time out.
“Momentum is massive in football. You’ve got to use it when you can,” the forward said.
“Sometimes it can work against you but if you get back-to-back wins, you can climb the league quickly with a few wins here and there.”
The 22-year-old is convinced the entire squad recognise the importance of Saturday’s match, and he insists they are all ready to help the club secure their first league success on home soil since May.
“All the players know the importance of this game and are ready for it,” he added.
“Those who have been away on international duty are back now, and hopefully we can get the three points we need on Saturday.”
Sunderland are available at 2.10 to secure all three points on Saturday, while the Tigers are priced at 3.80 and the draw is on offer at 3.30.