Win can be catalyst – Moyes

Sunderland manager David Moyes hopes his side can build momentum following their 2-1 win at QPR in the third round of the EFL Cup.

Sunderland: Win can be catalyst - MoyesSunderland: Win can be catalyst - Moyes

A brace from Paddy McNair saw the Black Cats through to the fourth round after they had fallen behind on the hour mark through a volley from QPR midfielder Sandro.

Sunderland will face Southampton at St Mary’s in the next round and Moyes is hoping it will give his players confidence.

He said: “We want to get a bit of momentum going. I hope it’s the start of a run of games which gives us a bit of confidence and we get that winning feeling in the club.

“It was a good result for us. The players have been really resilient, they work really hard but I would like them to be more aggressive.

“There is a little bit, it still isn’t the way I want it but we need to use this and build on it.

“We need to go into the next games showing what we can do and play better.

“Tonight was the first win, it is not going to change the season but I am going to use it to get us moving up the league.”

It was thought that goalscorer McNair was bought as a defender when he signed from Manchester United in the summer, but Moyes is keen to move him further up the pitch.

He said: “There is some misconception with his position. He is an attacking midfielder, he started as a boy as a number 10. He is very much an attacking midfielder. We have seen in training he is a good finisher.

“I believe he is better moving up the pitch and tonight was good for him. I think he will go on to be a really good buy for us but he needs a bit of developing.”

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