Titus Bramble admits Sunderland are feeling pressure from being on the fringes of the relegation battle.
A run of six games without a win has left the Black Cats just six-points clear of the drop zone.
Bramble, 31, said: "The pressure is going to be on against Norwich because we have lost four of the last five games.
"That is not good enough for a club like ours. The sooner we get to 40 points the better."