Colback: Start still positive

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by Stuart Vose

Midfielder reflects on early stages of campaign.

Jack Colback believes Sunderland can look back on a positive start to the season despite last weekend’s defeat at Manchester City.

The Black Cats went down 3-0 in the north west, suffering their first league defeat of the campaign in the process.

It’s only our first defeat of the season and it’s still been a positive start for us

- Jack Colback

Sunderland have registered three wins and four draws from their other seven games in league and cup at the start of their first full season under Martin O’Neill.

And Colback believes the squad is full of creativity although he admits that aspect of the side’s play didn’t come to the fore at the Etihad Stadium.

“I definitely think we have attacking threats and we didn’t use them enough at City,” he said.

“We sat off them too much and maybe gave them too much respect. We didn’t have a good go at them.

“But it’s only our first defeat of the season and it’s still been a positive start for us.

“We would have liked to have won a couple of the games we drew, but the team is looking good and we are looking forward to the derby.”