Sunderland captain John O'Shea says the players feel capable of taking three points at Aston Villa tonight.

Such is the positivity within the Sunderland camp that they will travel to the midlands targeting another win.

O'Shea said: "The way we approach games now, we are looking at being a lot more solid, the unit that we have, but also we have been looking at ways to hurt teams, getting more players into the box.

"That's something the manager has been working on in the last few weeks, and if we continue to do that, the players that we have will cause teams problems.

"They are big pressure games we have left, but ones we have been able to cope with and ones we have been enjoying also."