Sunderland host Plymouth Argyle in the Championship this Saturday (15:00 GMT).
The Black Cats could return to the play-off places if other results also go their way. Michael Beale's side are unbeaten in their last two outings and will be hoping to keep their strikers scoring with Burstow and Rusyn finally netting recently.
The visitors are enjoying a bit of lower-mid-table obscurity - eight points above relegation and nine points from the top six.
In recent history, Sunderland have tended to struggle against teams in the bottom half of the table, but did beat Stoke in the last showing at the Stadium of Light.