Wes Brown wants winning mentality at Sunderland

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WES Brown says Sunderland must set their sights on more than an away point at Bolton on Saturday.

The Black Cats go into a second successive away fixture in a row, having only lost in the dying minutes at Arsenal on Sunday.

But Brown says that while Sunderland would have taken a point at the Emirates, they must look for victories on the road against most teams.

“A point away from home is always regarded as a good point but you’ve still got to go into the game looking to win it. It’s as simple as that,” he said.

“There’s three points available on your travels, as well as in home games and you’ve got to go for them in the Premier League especially because they can really boost you up the table.

“I’ve been brought up on a culture of believing that an away game is just as much an opportunity for three points and that you’ve got to keep that aim in mind, rather than just look to grind out a point on every away trip.”

Sunderland have two draws (at Liverpool and Swansea) and two defeats (at Norwich and Arsenal) in the league this season, and also lost away to Brighton in the Carling Cup.

“We need to be better on our away travels,” said Brown.

“The game away to Norwich City, we were very disappointing.

“And I was disappointed that we only got a point from our away trip to Swansea.

“We’ve played well on a couple of occasions but we really have got to look towards getting wins away from home whenever we can.

“The game against Bolton, like the one against Arsenal, is another opportunity.”

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