David Moyes said at the start of the season that the Black Cats would be facing a relegation struggle this season.
The Black Cats are currently bottom of the pile some ten points adrift of safety but Moyes has not given up hope of a great escape.
"It's a massive ask for us now, but we're not relegated yet and we have a chance.
"We'll push as hard as we can and sometimes one game can make a difference. Hopefully that game can be this weekend.
"We've relied on [striker] Jermain Defoe a lot and I hope he has another half dozen before the end of the season, but others have to score as well."