Fulop keen to prove a point

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Marton Fulop is determined to make the most of Craig Gordon's latest bout of injury misery as he attempts to establish himself as Sunderland's first-choice goalkeeper.

The 26-year-old Hungary international, who impressed during an extended run in the team last season, has been a frustrated bystander for much of the current campaign following the £9million man's return to fitness and form, but - having seen the Scotland international ruled out for up to three months by the broken arm - Fulop is ready to stake his claim against Arsenal on Saturday.

Fulop said: "I don't think the manager has decided yet who his number one is. The more games you get, the more chances you get to impress, and I hope we get a good result against Arsenal now and I can play my part."

He added: "I definitely don't think the manager needs to bring in a new goalkeeper.

"Sunderland have three good goalkeepers, I include Trevor Carson as well, Craig is Scotland's number one and a very good goalkeeper, and I am an international as well.

"All three of us want to prove to him that there is no need to sign another goalkeeper."

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