Moyes looking to turn around Sunderland's fortunes ahead of QPR cup tie

David Moyes has said that he is looking for ways to turnaround Sunderland's season.

Moyes looking to turn around Sunderland's fortunes ahead of QPR cup tie
Above: David Moyes on the touchline in Sunderland's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham | Photo: Getty Images

Sunderland AFC manager David Moyes has said that he is looking for a way to turnaround the club's fortunes, ahead of their EFL Cup tie with Queens Park Rangers.

Looking to turn it around

It has been far from the start Moyes would have wanted to his tenure at the Stadium of Light, having been brought in to replace England manager Sam Allardyce.

Their only win of the campaign so far has come in the EFL Cup - a narrow 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town - but the Black Cats have yet to taste victory in the league.

That run continued on Sunday with Harry Kane giving Tottenham Hotspur the narrow 1-0 victory, but ahead of their return to the capital, Moyes admitted that he is looking to change the club's fortunes for the better.

“We need to get a bit of momentum going,” Moyes said in his pre-match press conference. "We need to pick things up and find a way of getting a couple of wins which we can feel better about ourselves."

He continued: “There is a lot of things to get done, this is a great football club, fantastic support, we need to give them something to shout about."

Moyes concluded: “We are all in it together and we need to raise our levels to pick ourselves up," and was firmly adamant "But we’ll get back on the training pitch and go again.”

Jan Kirchoff in action during Sunderland's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham | Photo: Getty Images
Jan Kirchoff in action during Sunderland's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham | Photo: Getty Images

Raring to go

The Black Cats have some bad luck in terms of injuries at the beginning of the campaign, but have been boosted by the return of Jan Kirchhoff, and the midfielder believes that the cup tie against Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side can kick start their campaign.

He told safc.com: “It’s a cup game so it’s all about winning and hopefully we can do that to get ourselves prepared for Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace."

Kirchhoff concluded: "It’s a good chance to get back on track and it’s a game where we can control the ball and have a little bit more possession.”

Sunderland AFC will take on Queens Park Rangers in the third round of the EFL Cup at Loftus Road on Wednesday, September 21 with kick-off at 7:45pm BST.