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Whilst the Belgian goalkeeper admitted that a draw away from home would be a good result for the Black Cats, he insisted his side must not sit back at Craven Cottage

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says his side must not go into their clash with Fulham on Saturday hoping for a draw.

The Black Cats currently sit 16th in the Premier League with just one win in 11 games and have scored only seven goals so far this term.

But the 24-year-old insists Martin O'Neill's men will be "inviting defeat" should they approach the game at Craven Cottage looking for a point.

“An away point is always a good one and we are in the middle of two tough away games, so getting a point here and there is no bad thing,” Mignolet told reporters.

“Far better a point, than nothing. But away from home every point you can get on your total is a pleasing one.

“Anything away from home in the Premier League is an achievement because every side really does try to make the most of their home games.

“Regardless of the fact that you might be happy to leave with a draw at the end of the day, you must not go into away games thinking you will just settle for a point.

“If you do that, I think you’re inviting defeat. It’s important to go into an away game feeling that you might force the break or two and get the victory.

“That way you can be positive and that’s how we try to be – we want to win every single game we can.”

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