New Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray hopes that his side can secure one or two new signings before tonight’s 11pm transfer deadline, according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie.
The Lowdown: Signings so far…
Having been promoted to the Championship after years of stagnation in the third tier, the Black Cats have been hard at work in the transfer market this summer as they look to build a squad capable of competing in the league this season.
During last night’s emphatic 3-0 win over Rotherham United, with goals coming from Ross Stewart (two) and Jack Clarke, the Wearsiders paraded their four newest signings at the Stadium of Light – three of whom had signed for the club that day.
Despite Sunderland having already clinched ten deals this summer, Mowbray hopes that a handful of last-gasp additions can be secured ahead of tonight’s transfer deadline.
The Latest: Downie’s news
After Sunderland’s victory last night, attention turned to Mowbray, with fans undoubtedly eager to hear from their new manager.
Excitingly for these supporters, the Black Cats boss must have shared some insider transfer news ahead of the 11pm deadline, with Sky Sports’ Downie revealing that the club have been in talks with a number of potential additions.
Taking to Twitter an hour after last night’s match, the reliable journalist claimed: “Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray says he hopes for one or two more signings tomorrow, and the club have been talking to a few players. That following 3 new signings and a 3 goal victory tonight #SAFC”
The Verdict: Squad depth crucial
Despite the ten new deals at the Stadium of Light, the Wearsiders have lost six players this summer.
As a result, it was made imperative that the club build upon their squad, with the need to add quality in depth – especially given the big step-up from League One to the Championship.
Where will Sunderland finish in the 2022/23 Championship?
The Black Cats have made a fine start to the campaign, having amassed 11 points from their opening seven games. As a result, it should be easier to convince players through the door, as an instant relegation appears an improbability at this stage of the season.
Therefore, Mowbray’s aspiration for two new players does not seem out of the question before tonight’s transfer deadline.
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