Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has called on the squad to secure their Premier League safety when they face Everton on Wednesday.
Sunderland head into their final two games of the campaign against Everton and Watford respectively knowing that one victory will be enough to see them beat relegation.
The Black Cats took control of their destiny by beating Chelsea 3-2 on Saturday, while rivals Newcastle drew with Aston Villa and Norwich lost to Manchester United.
Allardyce is delighted that his side do not have to rely on results elsewhere to remain in the Premier League and hopes they can wrap it up with a game to spare.
“Our destiny is in our own hands. We have turned it around with a big victory,” he said. “Obviously Newcastle drawing and Norwich losing has put us in a very good position. Now we must take full advantage of that and try to finish the job off on Wednesday.
“But we have still got to be very professional and very driven to try to make sure that, when we finish that game, we are safe.
“Hopefully we will not jangle our nerves any longer than we need. Nobody wants that – the staff, the fans, the players and certainly not me.”