Defender sizes up final run-in.
Danny Rose says this weekend’s derby clash kicks off a run of half a dozen “cup finals”.
I’m looking forward to the game and every match we’re in now is a cup final
- Danny Rose
Sunderland head to Tyneside to face Newcastle looking for a victory to move them away from the bottom four.
“I’m looking forward to the game and every match we’re in now is a cup final,” Rose said.
“I’ve heard from the staff and the lads that it’s a hostile atmosphere and I’m looking forward to it.
“It’s going to be a great match so hopefully we can come out on top.”
The game will be Paolo Di Canio’s second in charge following last week’s 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.
Di Canio felt the Black Cats acquitted themselves well against the European champions and Rose says a good performance is vital this weekend.
“Every game’s a six-pointer, definitely,” he explained.
“We shouldn't be in this position but we have to try and forget about that and do our best over the next six games.”