Man of the moment, Charlie Wyke has spoken ahead of our crucial Wembley trip next weekend and hopes to be on the score sheet in the Papa John’s Trophy final at the home of football next Sunday.
"The boss wants to play attacking football, which suits all the front lads, we're playing good football - I know when teams come and sit behind the ball it's not easy to break them down but we keep plugging away and getting in good areas to score goals - long may it continue. It's massive to do a full pre-season. I'm full of confidence at the minute so I'm in a good place. In the off-season I tried a few different things, stuff that I've never done before, and I think it's really benefitted me. It was a long break and I got my head around what I needed to do. I was out of contract so it was worrying times, but I got my head down and finally showed what I can do. It would be nice to score at Wembley. Obviously to play there is great but to score would be different. I've been there three times and lost so will hopefully put that right this time. Losing at Wembley twice in the space of six weeks hurts so we want to put that right, and everyone is excited for the game. The fans being involved is a massive part - even my family coming down to watch. But we know all the Sunderland fans are watching on the streams and over the course of the season we'll be getting great support. It's a massive month - we've got a lot of the teams around us to play - so to go to Wembley and win would be a big boost. Obviously you don't want to go there and lose. To go there and win would be massive for the final run-in of the season. Every game is massive now; we go into Rochdale on Saturday full of confidence. It's going to be a similar game to the one we've just played, but I think every game will be tough between now and the end of the season. The schedule has been crazy for the last few weeks but we've got an exciting game at Portsmouth and then we go to Wembley. From now on we can't look too far. I know it's an old cliché but we'll just take each game as it comes because every game is massive now."