Sunderland striker Fabio Borini has confirmed the team are desperate to secure their top-flight status as soon as possible. Custom New Jersey Devils Jerseys . The Black Cats require three points from their final two fixtures to maintain their place in the Premier League and send Norwich and rivals Newcastle down to the Championship with already-relegated Aston Villa.Victory over Everton on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports 1, would complete the task ahead of next Sundays trip to Watford. Sunderland go into the first fixture with confidence soaring following a 3-2 victory over Chelsea last Saturday, a game in which Borini netted his fifth goal of the campaign. Borini scored Sunderlands second goal in their 3-2 win over Chelsea on Saturday Were going to try and do it over 90 minutes because its better to do it obviously and not bring it to the end, the last breath, Borini said ahead of the clash with Everton.But its half done because we need to win another game. We need to work probably harder than what we did on Saturday, the same desire of winning the game and that will hopefully give us the result.Borini praised the Sunderland fans for their backing in recent weeks and for the way they lifted the team in the Chelsea match. Sam Allardyce looks ahead to Wednesdays match against Everton And the 25-year-old revealed his efforts to secure tickets for Sundays trip to Vicarage Road have proved fruitless as the match is already sold out.Borini said: Ive been trying to buy tickets myself for my friends in Watford, but it was sold out so I couldnt buy any, and that shows you how much following we have - even in a tense situation they help us a lot. Allardyce: Extraordinary win Sam Allardyce hailed an extraordinary comeback as Sunderland beat Chelsea 3-2 Like Saturday, I think the first to believe we could do it was the fans, and they transmitted that to us with the singing and the cheering, and thats unbelievable at this stage of the season.But a sell-out crowd is always good to play in front of.Sunderland boss Sam Allaryce revealed last week claimed he has been practising meditation to help relieve the stress of the relegation battle. Phil Thompson reflects on Sunderlands crucial win over Chelsea Borini insists he has not seen evidence of that, but is happy if Allardyce has found a way to cope with the situation.If he says it helps him, I cant say otherwise because I dont know that side obviously. I do my own job mentally and different stuff, but if it helps him to be calm then good for him, Borini said. 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It feels better than when it happened, better than the day after. So theres been a lot of progress. But Im obviously not ready to play, not today.” The first tests of Bautistas hamstring were passed on Monday and Tuesday. “Just to make sure I didnt need to go on the DL,” he said. The next test will be conducted on Saturday morning, hours before the third game of this four-game series. Bautista will run a series of sprints and, if his leg holds up, hell be available to at least pinch hit on the weekend. The Jays havent faced a left-handed starting pitcher since the Cardinals Jaime Garcia on June 8, a span of 17 games. Chicago will send three left-handers to the mound from Friday to Sunday, including most difficult challenges on Saturday (ace Chris Sale: 6-1, 2.27 ERA) and Sunday (Jose Quintana: 4-7, 3.69 ERA). Bautistas right-handed power bat would be especially welcomed. He admitted it can be difficult to remain patient as the hamstring heals. “Its tough because I dont want to handcuff the team by not being available,” said Bautista. “But at the same time I dont think I need the extra week to come back and, after two weeks, you normally would have to get some at-bats somewhere. I just dont want to go through that process because I dont feel like I need it.” In 77 games this season, Bautista is hitting .305/.433/.526 with 15 home runs and 59 walks to 48 strikeouts. He is baseballs leader in on-base percentage (.433) and bases-on-balls. Defensively, Bautistas eight outfield assists place him in a three-way tie for second. BAUTISTA CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR ENCARNACION Edwin Encarnacion entered Thursdays action with 24 home runs, making him the major league co-leader with Baltimores Nelson Cruz. He is listed as a designated hitter on the All-Star fan voting ballot and currently sits fourth at the posittion behind Cruz, Bostons David Ortiz and Victor Martinez of the Tigers. Ken Daneyko Devils Jersey. Jose Bautista isnt happy about it. If the fans dont put Encarnacion into the game, Bautista expects the American League manager will. That man: former Jays skipper John Farrell. “How could you not pick the guy who is leading the league in home runs and RBIs?” asked Bautista. “Im surprised still that the fans havent come out and supported him better and hes not leading the votes for his position, but you cant control that as much as you can control a manager picking a player.” Encarnacion captured the imagination of Toronto fans and baseball in general with his 16-home run May. “I think, either way he should make the team,” said Bautista. “It would be a huge disappointment and let-down to all fans if you dont have a guy like Edwin dressed up for that game. No matter if its the other players or the manager picking him.” Bautista is the captain of the American League team for the annual Home Run Derby, which is held the night before the All-Star Game. Players who take part in the derby dont have to be participants in the game. However, Encarnacion has already told Bautista he wants no part of the derby. Bautista is actively recruiting potential derby-mates. He plans to speak to Chicagos rookie slugger, Jose Abreu (23 home runs) at some point this weekend. “I dont want to pick guys that dont want to do it and I dont want to force guys into doing it if they dont really feel like it, if theyre uncomfortable or they have some health issues,” said Bautista. “I want to win this, so Im not going to pick anybody who is going to be reserved in any way when they go and pick up a bat.” TOLLESONS VISION IMPROVING Steve Tolleson replaced Juan Francisco at third base in the seventh inning of Thursdays game against the White Sox, his first action on the homestand. He began suffering from dryness of the eyes and blurred vision on the last road trip. Tolleson made a Thursday visit to a cornea specialist, his fourth trip to an eye doctor in as many days, and came away with the diagnosis of an allergic reaction to contact lenses. ' ' '