Colback: Home backing key

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by Stuart Vose

Midfielder looks ahead to Baggies clash.

Jack Colback has praised the red and white army’s “unbelievable” support and is hoping for more of the same this week.

Sunderland take on West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday evening knowing three points would ensure Barclays Premier League safety.

In the last home game it was a fantastic atmosphere and I think it really played a part and inspired the lads

- Jack Colback

Colback has played a key role in Sunderland’s recent revival, which continued with a 1-0 win at Manchester United last weekend.

Now the Black Cats will end the season with a pair of home games, with Albion’s visit followed by a clash with Swansea on Sunday.

A sell-out home crowd roared Colback’s side on to victory against Cardiff recently and more than 40,000 tickets have already been sold for Wednesday night’s game.

And the midfielder says more magnificent backing would be a massive boost for the players.

“On the pitch during the game you can sense the atmosphere but it’s the moments where there’s a break in play or you get a free kick or a corner and you can feel the fans really getting behind you it’s an unbelievable feeling,” he explained.

“In the last home game it was a fantastic atmosphere and I think it really played a part and inspired the lads to get the result. All credit to the fans for coming out and backing us like that.

“We were written off a few weeks ago and I think that helped us because we went out and played without fear and we need to keep that mentality.”