SUNDERLAND winger Jack Clarke is hoping to add more numbers to his game after getting off the mark on the opening day of the season.

Clarke popped up at the back post in the twelfth minute of the game to hand the Black Cats the lead at the Stadium of Light before Swedish striker Vitkor Gyokeres scored an outstanding solo goal to level the game late on.

After a loan spell in the second half of last season, Sunderland move to sign him on a permanent basis from Tottenham Hotspur after he played a big role in the club’s climb out of League One.

Clarke managed just the one goal last season but is off the mark for the campaign as he sets his eyes on more. “I felt good” he said.

“I feel like I need to add more goals and assists to my game. I managed to get one today and hopefully I can use that to build on. As a team we can build on that point today and take it into next week.”

Clarke is a flamboyant and exciting winger whose game it is to make forward and create chances. But asked whether the manager wants to see Clarke pop up at the back post more often, he answered: “I think they all want that from me to be honest. They’ve been nagging all pre-season about getting in at the back post so thankfully I managed to stick one away today.”

The 21-year-old can play either as a winger, a second striker or a frontman but he remains adamant that he wants to score goals wherever he is played on the pitch. The addition of striker Ellis Simms may well add competition for places while manager Alex Neil wants to see 'four or five' more signings at the club before the end of the transfer window.

Sunderland have the rest of this week on the training ground before their next game when they make the long trip to face Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Clarke continued: “It will be another tough test. Another different type of test but we’ll rest and recover and hopefully the boys are in good spirits to go again next week.”