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The Black Cats goalkeeper hopes that their 2-1 victory over rivals Newcastle can be a springboard to a recovery as they aim to make it two in a row against Hull City

Sunderland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood wants his side's derby triumph over Newcastle to "kickstart" their season.

The Black Cats' 2-1 victory last time out was their first win of the season and, finally off the bottom of the Premier League table, they are aiming to make it two in a row against Hull City on Saturday.

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"We've been on a high this week and everyone is delighted," Westwood told the club's official website. "Hopefully this can kickstart our season.

"With the team and the talent we have, hopefully we can push on.

"It's not going to be easy - every game in this league is tough," the Republic of Ireland international added of the test posed by the Tigers, "but we'll go there in great spirits, look to get the ball down and play and take the game to Hull.

"They started really well, have had some decent result and got some points on the board.

"The league is so tight at the moment - Hull are in 10th and there's only three points between them and third-bottom.

"Hull are a good side. They've had some injuries but other players have come in and shown what they can do."

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