Last Updated: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:35
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has called on his side to put their FA Cup disappointment behind them and push on in the League.
The Black Cats boss was desperately disappointed to see his side go out of the FA Cup on Tuesday when they put in a below par performance against Everton and were knocked out.
He has now called on his troops to redouble their efforts in the final few games of the season and to finish the campaign on a strong note.
"Back in December, if you'd offered me 40 points at the end of the season - never mind with eight games to go - I would have been delighted," O'Neill talked the Chronicle.
"In fact, back then, the chances are you might even have twisted my arm to accept 37 or 38!
"Because when I took over, the situation we are in today looked a decent way off.
"But having reached 40 points, there's absolutely no way we can afford to rest upon our laurels.
"We have got to push on.
"I am really pleased we have got the points, but we can't start to think about an early summer holiday."
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