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O’Neill targets further reinforcements at Stadium of Light

Sunderland fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are still on a high after their impressive 3-0 victory over West Ham United on Saturday and claims in Sporting Life by Black Cats boss Martin O’Neill outline that the club have not finished yet in the transfer market this January

O’Neill has already recruited Alfred N’Diaye from Bursaspor who made his debut with a brief substitute appearance at the Stadium of Light on Saturday but given the long injury list he is having to contend with, the Northern Irish manager will be moving back into the transfer market in the next few days.

He said: “We are trying our best, obviously, to try to bolster the squad, which will be very, very important if we can do.

“But again, the great thing about the win, which is I suppose reminiscent of last year, only for 24 hours or 48 hours it takes a little bit of pressure off. It gives you a bit of respite and gives you a chance to look again.”

Saturday’s victory reopened the six point gap between the Wearsiders and the Premier League drop-zone but O’Neill will be concerned at the lack of squad depth.

Next on the Black Cats and O’Neill’s radar is Al-Hilal defender Kader Mangane who was expected to arrive at club on loan today as he seeks to bolster his squad.

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