Sunderland managed to add to their side in the summer but were somewhat limited to who they could bring in because of Didier Ndong and Papy Djilobodji still on the books.
However, one has finally departed, whilst the other has been served notice, meaning the Black Cats are in a better financial position to be able to sign a couple of additions in the winter to strengthen their squad further.
According to a report by the Newcastle Chronicle, Jack Ross believes he needs just one or two new faces that could make things easier for the team, as they have appeared stretched at times because of injury.
Interestingly, it does not appear as though he is prepared to look at bringing forward players to the team, as he eluded to the fact that both Charlie Wyke and Duncan Watmore should be available by then.
“You have to make sure you don’t become heavy on numbers, and I think we’ve done OK,” he said.
“If you look at our squad we’re probably just about right in terms of numbers but one or two more might be helpful.
“You can’t predict what might happen between now and January but to counter that, Charlie Wyke will be back around then, Duncan will be available before then, so in forward areas we will be getting two back who aren’t available at the moment.
“There are other areas of the pitch that we might need to look at, depending on what happens.”
Sunderland will likely head into the transfer market this winter for recruits within the midfield and defensive areas of the pitch.
Ross obviously feels that the Black Cats have enough firepower about them to continue their charge for promotion to the Championship this season and have already started brightly.
The Stadium of Light outfit return to action this weekend in League One when they travel to Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.
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