Michael Chopra has revealed how watching Bristol City play QPR convinced him to make the most of his chance at Sunderland.

After his brace against Middlesbrough, Chopra said: "I'm back to my old self. Being suspended and missing three games gave me the chance to sit back and look at what is happening. I probably appreciate football more than ever now.

"When I had that week away I went to watch Bristol City v QPR and sat in the stand thinking I don't really want to be in the Championship again. It made me realise the Premier League is the only place to be."