The Black Cats lie in 15th place in the Premier League, five points above the drop zone, but the forward insists that they are not looking over their shoulders.
"We haven't won in three, but the fans have been right behind us. They've been superb and we'll need them from now until the end of the season," he told the Northern Echo.
"We've got 10 games to get as many points as we can and we're focused on looking up to where we could go rather than over our shoulders."
Sunderland take on Fulham at the Stadium of Light in the league this Saturday.