Ian Hollway has teased a tactical tweak as he looks to end Queens Park Rangers’ away-day frustrations when the R’s travel to the Stadium of Light.
For Sunderland, Saturday’s game – their first home outing in three weeks – marks an opportunity to build on a positive performance at Deepdale and bring winning ways back to Wearside.
QPR currently sit 16th in the Sky Bet Championship table having picked up 13 points from their opening 11 games, but they’ve been forced to settle for one win in their last six games.
And speaking ahead of the trip to Wearside, Holloway admitted his side must pick up more points away from home.
“We have got to get about our business – we need to get more points on the road.
“We have manged two from five games so far and that’s pretty criminal considering how we have played, but we can’t blame anyone else and it’s down to us.
“We are looking at doing something else this weekend, a slight tweak, and I believe it will work,” continued Holloway.
“Sunderland have been struggling at home but we know it is still a tough place to go to.
“Simon Grayson is a fantastic manager, always very combative, but what we need to do is go there and assert ourselves, and feel confident about what we can do.”