Interview: Willis targeting three points

Jordan Willis believes a win at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday would make it a productive week for Sunderland.

The Black Cats have collected four points from six so far this week after a win at Accrington Stanley and then a draw at home to Rotherham United.

Currently fourth in the Sky Bet League One standings, the defender is targeting another three points at the University of Bolton Stadium as the Lads look to close the gap on the top.

Speaking to, Willis is keen to make amends for Tuesday’s draw after admitting ‘it was a hard result to take’ on reflection of the chances Sunderland created.

“To not keep a clean sheet yet this season is disappointing, and it is definitely something we need to work on,” he said.

“We have played eight games now without a clean sheet and if we can start to get them then we will give ourselves a much greater chance of winning games.

“Ultimately though, the results are the main thing for us. As a back four, of course you want to earn clean sheets and as a team we want to keep the opposition from scoring. 

“But really, it is about winning games of football whether we concede one or two does not matter if we win the match.”

He continued: “I think with the chances we created against Rotherham it is a hard result to take. We felt like we were in control of the game and, while a point isn’t a bad result, we should have really taken all three.

“Looking ahead to the game against Bolton, we know that a win there would make it a good week for us picking up seven points from nine.

“We want to take three points from every game and on Saturday we need to make sure that we are picking up a victory to build some momentum.”


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