Sunderland defender Wes Brown eyes chance to impress

Wes Brown
Brown has been ever-present since he joined the Wearsiders

Sunderland defender Wes Brown says the club's next four matches offer an opportunity to impress after a mixed start to their Premier League campaign.

The Wearsiders will take on bottom-half sides Fulham, Wigan, Wolves and Blackburn - having already played Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.

"It's a chance to pick up points," Brown told BBC Newcastle.

"We know what we can do and we need to click now. We want to prove to everybody that we're a good team."

Home form has been a concern for Sunderland this season, with only one win - against Stoke in September - so far.

However, Brown says expectation on players is not an issue, and that senior professionals have a role to play to help turn results at the Stadium of Light around.

Sunderland need to 'man up' - Brown

"It's not pressure, we just want to do well," said the 32-year-old, who has been an ever-present with 12 appearances since his summer move from Manchester United.

"Our fans are there, we want to win convincingly and hopefully we can just do that.

"We all have to step up. If people are looking a bit worried we've got to calm them down.

"We've got a good bunch of lads who can help the quieter lads and the younger lads."

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