Loftus Road Stadium

Next Game

QPR v Sunderland

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St Andrews Stadium

Last Game

Birmingham 0 - 3 Sunderland

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Second Round

Bridcutt: We're up for fight

Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt insists the players are up for the fight of keeping the club in the Premier League following their sluggish defeat to Norwich on Saturday.

Last Updated: 29/03/14 at 15:44 Post Comment

Liam Bridcutt: Unbowed by defeat

Liam Bridcutt: Unbowed by defeat

Norwich secured a 2-0 victory thanks to first-half goals from Robert Snodgrass and Alexander Tettey.

Sunderland's disappointing day was compounded by the late sending off of Marcos Alonso.

Gus Poyet's side remain in the bottom three and face a tricky test at title-chasing Liverpool on Wednesday.

"We need to be ready to fight and stick together," said Bridcutt. "We have to forget this result and move on and be ready for Liverpool on Wednesday.

"The boss has told us how disappointed he is and we know what we need to do. A positive we can take is that our next game is only a few days away."

The former Brighton man admitted the Black Cats were not expecting such a stern test at Carrow Road and was quick to offer an apology to the club's supporters.

"Of course we are disappointed with the result, it was a big game," he added.

"It turned out to be tougher than we expected and it was one of those days for us - nothing went our way and Norwich were at us from the get-go.

"I'm sorry for the fans who made the trip to Norwich, it is a long, long way from Sunderland and they deserved much more than that.

"Every game from now until the end of the season is massive for us - we need to keep fighting."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Tottenham strike deal for Montpellier midfielder Benjamin Stambouli

Tottenham have agreed a fee with Montpellier for defensive midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, according to the French club.

Transfer news: Chelsea confirm agreement with AC Milan for two-year Fernando Torres loan

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will have a medical at AC Milan on Saturday ahead of an agreed two-year loan deal.

Europa League: Roberto Martinez happy Everton start and finish at home

Roberto Martinez is happy with the way the fixtures have worked out for Everton in their tough Europa League draw.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property