It’s time to build, according to George Honeyman.
The midfielder has played more minutes than any other Sunderland player this season, but he’s hungry for more as he eyes Sky Bet Championship survival with plenty of time to spare.
On Saturday, Honeyman played his part as the Lads came from 3-0 down to clinch a point on a memorable afternoon at Ashton Gate, but after the game he insisted it has to be the catalyst for bigger and better things.
And with a seismic week of league action on the horizon, there’s no time to revel in Saturday’s comeback.
“That gave everyone a lift, the fans at the end too,” said Honeyman.
“We have a massive couple of weeks coming up and we have to go into it on a high after Bristol, go into Saturday confident of getting the three points if we play like we did second half.”
He continued: “This is something we really need to build on from now, let’s not waste the result.
I don’t know why it is we started so bad, whether it is nervous energy around the place, but at least we showed the character to come back.
“There felt a real togetherness and we need to carry on with it.
“We have the quality, we need to build on this and see where it takes us.”