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Rose: Six cup finals

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by Stuart Vose

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.”