Jason Denayer is relishing an opportunity to build on Sunderland’s first Premier League win of the season.
The Black Cats battled to a superb 2-1 win over AFC Bournemouth prior to the international break, but a top-flight return is now on the horizon with Hull City travelling to the Stadium of Light on Saturday (KO 3pm).
Denayer, 21, returned to action against the Cherries before completing 90 minutes against Notts County in the Checkatrade Trophy last week.
And he’s raring to go against the Tigers as the Black Cats strive to move up the Premier League table.
“It’s the first win of the season and that’s important,” said the Belgian. “But we need to keep working hard and if we do that we will climb this league.
"It’s a big game but so is every one so we will do the best we can because we know the importance of it, and we need to lean on our fans to help us do that.”
He continued: “Personally I feel good, they asked me if I wanted to play against Notts County or just continue training but I said I wanted to play.
“Game time is more important than training and I just wanted to get some minutes so I’m feeling quite happy at the minute.”