Sunderland striker Danny Graham desperate to end drought

Sunderland Danny Graham

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Sunderland striker Danny Graham says he is working hard to try and end his goalscoring drought at the Stadium of Light this season.

Without a goal in his last 20 appearances – many as a substitute – for the Black Cats, confidence has been seemingly low for the former Swansea City star.

Under-pressure boss Gus Poyet is sticking with Graham in his first-team plans for now and the former Middlesbrough striker believes that if he can just get one goal, he can go on a run to try and help Sunderland maintain their Premier League status this term.

He told the Sunderland Echo: “It would be massive (to get that first goal). Obviously, as a striker you want to be scoring goals and doing well for your football club, but that’s not been the case so far for me.

“I know that, I’m not going to hide. It’s up to me to work hard and make sure I get in the positions and not shy away from an opportunity when it comes my way.

“Once one goes in, I’m sure a lot more will follow, but the most important thing is the team. We need to pick up points and make sure we’re not going to struggle come the end of the season.”

Sunderland’s next chance for points comes on Saturday when they host West Brom at the Stadium of Light.

The Black Cats are 2.58 to claim all three points, 2.98 to draw and it is 2.88 for a Baggies victory.

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