Ross has no con­cern with last meet­ing of the sides

Burton Mail - - Sport -

SUN­DER­LAND’S Cham­pi­onship rel­e­ga­tion at the hands of Bur­ton Al­bion will not en­ter new manager Jack Ross’ think­ing in this week­end’s clash.

The Brew­ers came from be­hind to win 2-1 in a dra­matic meet­ing at the Sta­dium of Light in April, a re­sult that con­firmed the Black Cats’ sec­ond suc­ces­sive rel­e­ga­tion.

Paddy McNair gave the hosts a first-half lead, be­fore Dar­ren Bent notched a late equaliser against his former side and Liam Boyce headed home Al­bion’s stop­page­time win­ner.

Sun­der­land were un­der the charge of Chris Cole­man then, while new manager Ross has led them to an unbeaten start to their League One cam­paign af­ter seven games.

Asked if Sun­der­land fans may be look­ing for their side to “get one over” Al­bion af­ter the out­come of their pre­vi­ous meet­ing, Ross said: “It might come into it for them but I wasn’t here at that time so it won’t come into my thoughts.

“I think any­one at the club last sea­son would ad­mit that wasn’t the rea­son we were rel­e­gated. It just so hap­pened that was the team that made it of­fi­cial.

“To me, it’s just a game that will be in­dica­tive of where we are at this stage in the sea­son and will give us a good idea of where we stand in this di­vi­sion.

“If we want to im­prove on our cur­rent po­si­tion, we need to win these games.

“I keep say­ing it, this club’s am­bi­tion is to win ev­ery game and that won’t be dif­fer­ent on Satur­day, even if we’re away from home.”

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