ROSS STEWART: "I'VE WAITED A LONG TIME FOR THAT"



January recruit Ross Stewart has reflected on his debut at the Wham Stadium where he netted his first of hopefully many for the Black Cats.


"I'm just really happy to get three points, I'm happy to get the goal and help the team get the three points. I've waited a long time for that debut and it couldn't have gone any better. It's been a really frustrating time for me trying to get back. I've had a few wee setbacks in there. Hopefully that's me back and I can help the team for the final push come the end of the season. It was to go on, have confidence and have belief in myself - to go and make an impact on the game. I was really happy to get the call as early as half-time. I just went on and had a smile on my face from the minute I went on. I'm really happy to be back playing. The result went out way and I was happy to chip in with a goal. Balls into the box are something I'm always looking for. With the height I've got - and the goal, Lynden Gooch's put in a top ball and I've just tried to send it back from where it's came. Thankfully it's looped into the corner of the goal. My fitness still needs to get to where it needs to be after a long period off. I've really enjoyed it. I came down here to test myself and it was a really tough game. Accrington made it tough for us. We knew it was going to be tough and it makes it even better to take the three points up the road. Lincoln is another tough game, they’re going to come up to the Stadium of Light and make it difficult. We've got to make sure that we treat that game like we've treated the last few games. We're on a really good run and hopefully on Saturday we can continue that."