The Sunderland fans in the Football Transfer Tavern will once again be concerned by their side’s plight as they currently sit bottom of the Premier League table – three points from safety.
Saturday’s 2-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns was their third in a row in the top flight, and they haven’t picked up all three points since a 1-0 victory against Watford at the Stadium of Light in the middle of December.
With Patrick van Aanholt joining Crystal Palace, Lamine Kone away at the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast, Papy Djilobodji facing a four-match ban after being charged by the FA for an incident against the Baggies and an overreliance on Jermain Defoe to get their goals, Mackems manager David Moyes will be looking to strengthen his squad before the close of the January transfer window next week – the Mackems supporters standing at the bar know they need reinforcements, and quickly.
On Tuesday he brought in free agent Joleon Lescott until the end of the campaign with the former England international becoming another one of the players he worked with during his spell as Everton boss to move to Wearside – the landlord isn’t convinced on this one though.
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