Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has insisted that his side are not in a crisis despite their poor form of late.
The Black Cats currently lie in 20th position on the Championship standings with five points from their opening six games.
Unless Sunderland improve their form soon, they could face a relegation battle for the second straight season after relegation from the Premier League last term.
The Black Cats were consigned to a home defeat this Saturday, and their third overall of the season following their 2-1 loss against Sheffield United.
Despite his sides concerning form though, Grayson has refused to panic and said, “The good thing about the Championship is you lose a game on the Saturday and have another game quickly.
“We have to learn from Saturday and be as positive as we can be. Lets hope for either a scrappy win or a 3-0 or 4-0 win.
“It is still early days in the Championship. This is still a new group of players that are learning about us, each other, the club.”