Irish youngster Roy O'Donovan is confident he won't be part of Sunderland boss Roy Keane's planned clearout.

"I'm very positive for next season," stated O'Donovan, signed from Cork City last summer. "Obviously I hope I'll still be here but none of us know.

"Hopefully I can increase my impact next season because although the Premier League is tough I don't think there is really anything for me to be scared of.

"I'd like to think I've got better as time went on."