Alex Neil says that Sunderland is the ideal game for his side to bounce back in, after a disappointing 0-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Black Cats were also beaten in this round of fixtures, losing 0-2 to Leicester City on Sunday and travel to Norfolk to face the Canaries this coming Saturday in a monster relegation/survival game for both sides.
It will be the ultimate six pointer.
Talking to the EDP, Neil had this to say on what is now the biggest game of the season for both sides.
‘Sunderland is the ideal match for us because we have a chance to get ourselves further away from the relegation zone,” he said.
“If you already have the points on the board that is the important thing but of course after our defeat Sunderland carries a bit of extra weight now. We could have put a bit of distance between us. What happened on Sunday dictates a lot. We know it is still four and we can extend it to seven.
“Sunderland was always going to be big, regardless of whether we won or lost (at Palace). If we had won it was going to be massive for them. If we had drawn then the situation doesn`t really change, and if we had lost, like we have, then it was always going to be built up even bigger.”