Featured Matches
Previous
Internazionale
Manchester United
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Real Madrid
AS Roma
1:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Recreativo Huelva
Sunderland
0
1
FT
Game Details
Sparta Prague
Malmo FF
4
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Sparta Prague
Malmo FF
4
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Slovan Bratislava
Sheriff Tiraspol
2
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Debrecen
BATE Borisov
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Wealdstone
Wycombe Wanderers
1
2
FT
Game Details
Frickley Athletic
Scunthorpe XI
0
1
FT
Game Details
Exeter City
Swansea City
0
2
FT
Game Details
Alfreton Town
Rotherham United
0
2
FT
Game Details
Burton Albion
Derby County
0
1
FT
Game Details
Lincoln City
Mansfield Town
1
3
FT
Game Details
Newport County
Coventry City
1
0
FT
Game Details
Notts County
Birmingham City
0
4
FT
Game Details
Portsmouth
AFC Bournemouth
2
3
FT
Game Details
Stevenage
Reading
0
0
FT
Game Details
Altrincham
Accrington Stanley
1
1
FT
Game Details
Cambridge United
Milton Keynes Dons
3
1
FT
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Bristol City
1
4
FT
Game Details
Concord Rangers
Dagenham & Redbridge
0
2
FT
Game Details
Dumbarton
Carlisle United
0
2
FT
Game Details
Hyde
Burnley XI
2
3
FT
Game Details
Kidderminster Harriers
Shrewsbury Town
1
1
FT
Game Details
Leyton Orient
Queens Park Rangers
2
2
FT
Game Details
Luton Town
Colchester United
2
2
FT
Game Details
Margate
Barnet
2
1
FT
Game Details
Oxford United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
0
1
FT
Game Details
Preston North End
Burnley
2
1
FT
Game Details
Sheffield United
Huddersfield Town
0
1
FT
Game Details
Southend United
Ipswich Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
Recreativo Huelva
Sunderland
0
1
FT
Game Details
Valerenga
Stabaek
3
2
FT
Game Details
Defensor Sporting
Nacional
0
0
LIVE 12'
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 2
Game Details
Guadalajara
Coras Tepic
2
0
LIVE 11'
Game Details
Irapuato
Queretaro
0
0
LIVE 8'
Game Details
Lobos BUAP
Chiapas
0
0
LIVE 0'
Game Details
Mineros de Zacatecas
U. de G.
0
0
LIVE 0'
Game Details
Correcaminos
Monterrey
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Tijuana
Zacatepec
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
U.A.N.L
Altamira
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Náutico
Icasa
1
0
FT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Oeste
0
0
LIVE 11'
Game Details
Internazionale
Manchester United
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Real Madrid
AS Roma
1:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Cienciano del Cusco
Alianza Lima
2
1
FT
Game Details
Next
Mar 29, 2013

O'Neill backing McClean to perform

Martin O'Neill remains hopeful that winger James McClean can transfer his recent good form at international level onto the pitch for Sunderland.

• Blog: Struggle to get out of jail

McClean, 23, enjoyed a meteoric rise in his first season with the club after making his debut under O'Neill in December 2011. However, his second season has been littered with difficulties and the Ireland international has struggled for form.

But despite been booed on the pitch in recent weeks, the Sunderland boss believes the former Derry City player has the mental toughness to succeed and can take confidence from his recent displays on the international scene.

"James has been doing well and he looks as if he's got a bit of refreshment," O'Neill told the Sunderland Echo. "Over the course of the season, I think he'll be a wee bit disappointed with some of his performances. But he's got that hunger and determination to do well so between now and the end of the season, it's a great opportunity for him. I'm not sure he lost his appetite, but he definitely lost a bit of confidence.

"I didn't see the Sweden game live, but I got the DVD which I watched yesterday afternoon. And I watched a lot of the game against Austria on Tuesday. It was good to see him do well in that game. It probably will give him a boost of confidence to start a competitive game for his country. Obviously, him and John [O'Shea] will be a bit down from the late equaliser which was really avoidable. But they have to put the international matches on the back-burner and concentrate on our form."

Sunderland host Manchester United on Saturday in a game that represents the first of four difficult fixtures for the side. With trips to Chelsea and Newcastle coming prior to a visit from Everton, few have tipped the club to secure many points during April.

Titus Bramble, however, says the Black Cats have not written off any of their remaining eight games.

"We need to get points because we're not out of it yet and the sooner we get them the better," he told the Sunderland Echo. "We cannot afford to assume any of these games coming up are games where we won't get anything - no matter how difficult they may look. It is surprising how often you can pick up points from games you least expect - that's the beauty of football and I've seen it happen so many times.

"We have to make sure we don't worry about the quality of the opposition. We just have to look to ourselves because we have some fantastic players in our squad, players who are capable of winning games for us on any given day."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.