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Meyler Relishing Sunderland Trip


18:50 6th February 2014

David Meyler is relishing a return to former club Sunderland as a Hull City player this weekend.

Meyler ended a five-year association with the Black Cats when he joined the Tigers last season and Saturday will be the first time he has headed back to the Stadium of Light as an opposition player.

It’s set to be a special day for the Irish midfielder and he is hoping to upset his former fans by helping the Tigers to a positive result.

“It will be nice to go back up there,” said Meyler.

“I spent nearly five years there and made a lot of good friends. I still speak to a lot of the players there, some of the coaching staff as well as people who worked in the kitchens and some of the cleaners.

“Everybody up there was always very good to me and I had a great time there. I also had some tough times while I was there with my two injuries, but the fans were always good to me and I came through it.

“I’ve been back up there a few times to watch the team play, but this will be the first time I have been back as an opposing player.

“Come Saturday, I only want to go up there to win and get three points with Hull City.”

The current Premier League table shows that there is little to choose between the two sides. Only goal difference separates the teams and Meyler feels the Tigers will be facing a different Sunderland side to the one they beat 1-0 at the KC Stadium back in November.

“Sunderland have been flying recently under their new manager,” added Meyler.

“Both sides will be looking at this game as one they can win and I’m sure their fans will be turning up delighted after beating Newcastle 3-0 last weekend.

“It’s a new period for them after a bad start to the season and they’ve turned it around, credit to them for that.

“But we’ve just got to concentrate on ourselves and make sure we’re bang up for this one because it’s going to be a tough game up there.”

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