Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat wants to secure survival with weekend win over Leicester City

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has said he wants his side to secure their survival in the Premier League this weekend when they come up against Leicester City. The Dutch coach knows his Black Cats side are all but safe, but wants a final victory to make it a mathematical certainty, reports Sky Sports.

Sunderland and Leicester City lock horns in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, with both sides desperate to retain their top-flight status for next season. The Black Cats and Foxes have both enjoyed miraculous turnarounds at the tail-end of the campaign to go from being tipped for relegation, to now be all but safe in the battle at the bottom. Burnley and Queens Park Rangers are both already down, while Hull City are two points adrift of safety.

Sunderland and Leicester City can still mathematically go down if results transpired against them, which is why Advocaat wants a result this weekend to ensure they aren’t dragged into a dogfight ahead of the final game of the season. The 67-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic upturn in form since his arrival, and has now called on his side to deliver one more league win to confirm survival.

“I would still prefer to play at the other side of the league because this is still a little bit frustrating in that we have to fight so hard to stay in. We thought that with six points, we had enough, and now we have 10 points and we still need three points, so hopefully we can do that on Saturday,” he said.

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