McCarthy looking for shock
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mick McCarthy says Sunderland will not roll over and surrender at Chelsea.Mick McCarthy says his Sunderland players will not roll over and surrender at Chelsea this weekend.
The Black Cats have made a miserable start to life back in The Premiership, as they are pointless from four games and life gets no easier as they head south to face the champions on Saturday.
McCarthy admits his side can take heart from Northern Ireland's victory over England, but says such a result can act as a wake-up call to the Goliaths of The Premiership.
"It is a double edged sword," McCarthy said of England's surprise defeat. "It shows the underdogs what can happen and what can be achieved with belief, organisation and hard work.
"But on the other side is that the other club will look at it and say it just shows what can happen."
Chelsea have yet to impress this term despite making a perfect start to the season and McCarthy is looking for his charges to take advantage of any lapses by The Blues.
"We are not going there to sit back and roll over and have our bellies tickled," said McCarthy. "We're going to try and get something from the game."
Arsenal loanee Justin Hoyte is expected to make his debut at Stamford Bridge and he is looking to impress.
"I heard Sunderland were interested and I was happy," said Hoyte. "It is a great feeling when a club like Sunderland are interested and I am looking forward to playing and doing my best."