Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Proctor's Hoping to Make It a Lucky 13

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Proctor's Hoping to Make It a Lucky 13

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Byline: By James Hunter

Michael Proctor knows only a win against Newcastle in this weekend's Tyne-Wear derby will help ease the pain after Sunderland suffered their twelfth straight Premiership defeat at Maine Road.

Striker Proctor admits the Black Cats' losing streak has become a major embarrassment.

But, with Newcastle's Champions League bid stuttering, Proctor hopes Sunderland's luck will change in game 13 of their current run.

He said: "Losing games week-in, week-out is embarrassing. You don't want it.

"We have a massive game coming up this weekend and if we can get three points from that then at least it will give our fans something to cheer about.

"It would be the best possible game to end the run with.

"We have had 12 defeats on the trot but we are confident we can stop the run.

"It is a huge disappointment to be relegated but we have games still to play and we have to give it everything in the ones that are left. …

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