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Artell: "We All Have A Point To Prove"

18 October 2021

David Artell says it will important to see ‘who you go into a trench with’ when Sunderland arrive in South Cheshire tomorrow night.

The Alex boss is after a positive reaction after his side were beaten 3-0 by Fleetwood Town on Saturday. The players will go through the video of the disappointing performance this morning before full preparation switches to the arrival of Lee Johnson’s Black Cats.

Artell told the club’s official website: “It is important to go through the video with the players and we will do that as a group this morning.

“Bouncing back is the name of the game and that is what we work hard on doing. We all have a point to prove after Saturday and it is about reaching of our own standards, regardless if that is Fleetwood, Sunderland or Burton.

“It is about reaching our own levels. If we can do that on a consistent basis then we will be fine. If we don’t hit those levels and the performance is below par then you get what we saw on Saturday.

He added: “You learn more in adversity. It focuses the mind more and gives you a better barometer, a better cage when the chips are down. You find out who you want alongside you in the trench and we will find out again tomorrow night.”

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