Sunderland winger Adam Johnson admits Steven Fletcher's injury is a huge blow.

Fletcher has been ruled out for the season with an ankle injury in the last 24 hours.

Johnson said: "Fletcher's going to be a big miss but it's important that someone else can get them now.

"We've got to be positive. It would be pointless sitting here saying we're not going to beat the drop - the lads are confident we can do it."