Midfielder believes squad can cope

Last Updated: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:50

Sunderland ace Jack Colback believes the squad are strong enough to cope with the pressure of two cup runs and a relegation battle.

The already hectic fixture list for the the remaining three months of the season was not helped by the cancellation of the clash at Manchester City last week but Colback believes they can deal with a busy run of games.

The Black Cats are in action at Arsenal this weekend before going back to London next weekend for the Capital One Cup final with Manchester City, and Colback is confident the squad have what it takes to claim silverware and survive this season.

He told the Journal: "We made a lot of changes at the weekend and did brilliantly. Southampton are no mugs, they're are very good team and put a strong side out. We deserved the win, so I think that shows we've got the players to cope with it.

"Every time you get a win it breeds confidence in the side. If we'd come into the cup games thinking, 'It's not the league, it's not important' and got beaten you leave on a downer.

"We've shown in the Carling Cup we can go all the way, so why not in the FA Cup as well?"

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