Keegan Wants To Keep His 100% Record!

Last updated : 19 April 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Keegan has a 100 per cent record against Sunderland having won all four games against them during his first spell in charge at St James' - indeed, he is unbeaten in 10 north-east league derbies.

However, despite his side going into the game on the back of a five-match unbeaten run, he knows form counts for little.

Keegan: "Derby matches are very special, and if you ever see them as not being very special, that's when you get the shocks.

"If the players don't realise already what derby matches mean from previous clubs, then you would be disappointed.

"But the good thing for us is we have a lot of experienced players and if the Michael Owens and the Mark Vidukas - I could go on - don't understand how big this game is, nobody does."