Sunderland have dropped down into the Championship for the first time in a decade after a dismal season in the Premier League, and the resident Mackems here in the Transfer Tavern are still coming to terms with it all.
New Black Cats boss Simon Grayson is now drawing up plans as to how to orchestrate his new side back into the top flight at the first time of asking.
The club are hoping to secure their first major signing of the summer within this week, after The Northern Echo claimed that they are closing in on Aiden McGeady.
The Everton forward has entered his final year of his contract and will cost Sunderland around £2m.
But the club will need to add several more recruitments before they can consider themselves Championship title contenders.
Sunderland fans will be hoping to achieve the same feat as their arch rivals Newcastle by immediately bouncing back.
And we’ve come up with the THREE players to follow McGeady through the Sunderland door and put them in pole position for winning the Championship…