Jack Colback

We must keep pushing - Jack

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by Stuart Vose

No let-up for midfielder after two straight wins.

Jack Colback insists there will be no let-up for Sunderland as they look to hit the 40-point mark at Villa Park.

The Black Cats don’t play until Monday, when they face an Aston Villa side three points behind them in the table.

Whenever you win games in this league it breeds confidence and the lads are looking forward to every game

- Jack Colback

And Colback, whose side have won each of their last two games, says it’s all to play for.

“We’re not out of it yet, so we must make sure we pick up a few more points,” Colback said.

“We’ll go there with our heads screwed on and concentrating on getting something from the game.

“In situations like this I always think it’s a bit tougher playing at home. We’ll certainly be going there with confidence after the last two games.”

Three games remain following the Black Cats’ trip to Villa Park, which will see them looking to avenge the Midlands club’s 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light earlier in the season.

Stoke and Southampton are scheduled to travel to Wearside before Sunderland head to Spurs on the final day of the campaign.

And Colback says there’s no points targets set – just a mandate for Paolo Di Canio’s confident squad to pick up as high a tally as possible.

“First and foremost it’s about getting yourself safe, and when that happens, it happens,” he explained.

“We’ve got to take each game as it comes. We’ve been working on the Villa game this week and will be going there looking to win.

“Whenever you win games in this league it breeds confidence and the lads are looking forward to every game.”