Stephane Sessegnon is hoping his next experience of the Wear-Tyne derby will go better than his last, when he saw red.
The Sunderland midfielder was dismissed during a North East derby duel back in March, and his rush of blood ended up costing Martin O'Neill's men as Shola Ameobi grabbed a late leveller for Newcastle United.
Sessegnon is determined to make amends on Saturday, when the Magpies visit the Stadium of Light, and is setting his sights on helping Sunderland to a first victory over their arch-rivals since 2008.
He told the Shields Gazette: "I know the importance of this match now. It's a game where all that matters is winning.
"For me personally, yes, it's one where I want to do well because of the last match. After the red card, I felt dreadful, and there won't be a repeat.
"But at the same time, that passes and I want to give my best in this one.
"For the fans, it's a massive match and if we can win, it would give me a lot of pleasure."
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