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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Poyet keeping the faith

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is convinced his strikers will rediscover their touch in front of goal as he attempts to find a way out of their drought.

The Black Cats have failed to find the back of the net in three of their last four Premier League games and while they have lost only once in six outings to date, have yet to win this season.

Perhaps more worryingly, of their five league goals to date, four have been scored by midfielders and the other was an own goal, meaning frontmen Conor Wickham, Steven Fletcher and Jozy Altidore are yet to register yet.

However, Poyet, who saw team draw 0-0 with Swansea at the Stadium of Light last weekend, believes there is the firepower within the club to prosper, if they can create chances for its strikers.

He said: "I am still calm that the strikers will score. Now, I could be wrong and time will tell, but I think they deserve to have the chance.

"They need to prove themselves, to accept the responsibility."

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