Back home: Ross remains grounded

Jack Ross believes while Saturday’s win over Accrington Stanley was a job well done, he’s keeping his feet firmly grounded as the work continues.

Sunderland are back in Sky Bet League One action on Tuesday as Rotherham United visit the Stadium of Light, kick-off 7:45pm. 

A 3-1 win over Stanley at the weekend saw the Black Cats get back to winning ways after they had suffered their first defeat of the season at Peterborough United before the international break.

But as Sunderland look to ensure that was just a bump in the road, Ross has told he’s simply taking it one game at a time as the games continue to come thick and fast.

And after winning just one in six from the start of September to the beginning of October last year, the Scot knows just how significant this period could be in the Lads’ promotion bid this time round. 

“We understand the importance of the games we have coming up because if we win them then it will put us in a very good position in the league,” he said. 

“Already the league table looks a lot healthier for us, but I will always remain grounded through the good results and the occasional bad one.” 

“I will always look at the bigger picture in terms of where we are and where we want to be. It has been a good start to the season for us.

“Accrington are a good league one side and they came into it in good form. I’m glad we’ve won and got this one out of the way – we don’t have to come here again now this season unless we get them in the cup. 

“It’s a tricky game but to come through it is pleasing.”

He continued: “When you look ahead to the fixtures people will see that Rotherham are a team that has just dropped down from the Championship. 

“They have consistently either been in League One or in the Championship in recent years and they had a really good result on Saturday so they will come into this game in a good frame of mind. 

“We have said often enough that our home form has been very good. We have produced a lot of good performances and results in that time.”

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