Sunderland defender Bailey Wright has revealed that a weight has been lifted off he and his team-mates shoulders after the 2-0 win over Oxford United.
An opening day draw with Bristol Rovers proved a slight setback for Sunderland as they began what they hope to be a promotion winning League One season.
Bouncing back at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday thanks to goals from Luke O’Nien and Lynden Gooch, the Wearsiders now approach this weekend’s fixture with potential promotion rivals Peterborough in good spirits and Wright has revealed his delight at the win over Karl Robinson’s side.
“It’s an away win which is even nicer because you get on the coach and have a nice journey back and I guess you could say there’s a weight lifted off there because when you have that journey back when you lose, it’s not nice and you can dwell on it.
“We’ve had good performances and not got the win, so it’s nice to get both and now we keep building and keep getting stronger and stronger.”
Saturday’s win over Oxford means Sunderland now have four points out of a possible six, meaning that Parkinson’s side remain unbeaten after two games.
A good win for Sunderland at the weekend against one of many potential promotion rivals and it is a good starting point for Parkinson to kick start his top six onslaught.
Promotion must be secured and failure to do so will have drastic circumstances.
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