Sessegnon - Confidence high

Midfielder says O'Neill has brought a new confidence to the club

Stephane Sessegnon: Sunderland full of confidence

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Stephane Sessegnon says Sunderland's goal rush is down to a new confidence at the Stadium of Light under Martin O'Neill.

Under O'Neill the Black Cats have taken 16 points from a possible 24 and moved into the top half of the Premier League.

Sessegnon opened the scoring in Saturday's 2-0 win over Swansea, before Craig Gardner wrapped up the points with a dipping volley.

The Benin international told the Sunderland Echo: "There is a lot of confidence in the team at the moment, which is why we are trying shots like that.

"It was a super strike from Craig because it made sure that we won the game.

"I can't shout about my goal too much because both goals were really good.

"There have been some really good goals recently. Seb Larsson has scored a few and Craig's against Swansea, so I don't know where mine ranks.

"The ball arrived and I took the chance to have a shot. I should have had a second in the second half with my head when it went just wide.

"But I just hope to continue helping us finding the net and winning games."