Aiden McGeady is unfazed by the challenge facing Sunderland this weekend.
Saturday’s opponents Preston North End head into the next round of Sky Bet Championship fixtures in a rich vein of form.
Undefeated in their last seven matches, Alex Neil’s side sit fifth in the league with three wins from their previous four games.
The Lilywhites have also conceded just once on home soil this season, ahead of the Black Cats’ trip to Deepdale this weekend.
But the Republic of Ireland international has admitted statistics will count for little at 3pm on Saturday afternoon, insisting there is no reason why the Black Cats can’t turn their season around with three points in Lancashire.
Click play to watch McGeady's pre-match interview above.