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Sunderland manager David Moyes is looking ahead to April to solidify the Black Cats’ hopes of Premier League survival.

The Wearsiders are bottom of the table after 27 games.

David Moyes banking on April to boost survival hopesTwo points adrift of 19th-placed Hull City and sixth behind Crystal Palace, who occupy the coveted final position of safety.

Sunderland’s defeat at the hands of Manchester City was their 18th of the season and have only one match remaining in March due to the forthcoming FA Cup and international breaks.

With a catalogue of players likely to return to the fold, Moyes is looking to April to boost the Black Cats’ chances of remaining in the top flight.

“I think April looks like being a really big month for us because of the amount of games in it,” Moyes said. “We don’t want to be adrift, I’ve already said that. We’ve only got one more game in March, it’s just the way the month works out.”

“Once we get to April, hopefully we might just be able to have a few more people in the squad. In another three or four weeks, we’ll get Victor (Anichebe) back, we’ll get (Jan) Kirchhoff back, we get (Lee) Cattermole back, who might just bolster the troops coming into the final six weeks.”

Sunderland have not been outside the Premier League since returning to the division as Championship winners in the 2006-07 season.

They have survived ever since, finishing 17th twice.

Originally published at outside90.com

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