Mignolet still has top eight in his sights
Simon Mignolet is urging his Sunderland team-mates to end their recent barren run and target a top-eight Premier League finish.
The Black Cats passed up an opportunity to reduce the gap to Liverpool, the current occupants of eighth place, to just a single point when they were held 0-0 at the Stadium of Light by bottom-of-the-table Wolves.
Having taken 31 points from the previous 19 league games they had played under Martin O'Neill, the draw capped a run of just two wins in 10, and while that sequence of fixtures includes a win over the Reds and creditable draws with Newcastle, Manchester City and Tottenham, it has taken some of the gloss off a remarkable recovery.
But goalkeeper Mignolet said: "There are still things to play for and everybody wants to get up in the table.
"We would rather end up eighth in the table than being 12th or 13th, so there's still a lot to play for. That's the main thing and everybody is thinking the same way in the dressing room."