Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is determined to pass their way to safety.
Poyet will stick with the system that has helped him so far in his management career.
He said: "That is important for me as a manager. I believe in things. I see things working in other divisions, and I know they work. I know that.
"You can challenge me and argue different, but I know it works. What I didn't know for sure was whether it would also work in the Premier League, but now I can say that it works there too.
"Whether we can finish the job now, I don't know. I can't promise that. But I can promise you that the way we are trying to work, and convince players to play football, that is a method that brings results. I just hope I can continue to prove it between now and the end of the season."
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