Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson has revealed that he still wants to add new faces to his squad before the transfer window closes in October.
After a rather dismal and unforgettable opening day draw with Bristol Rovers, the Wearsiders bounced back with a much improved showing against Oxford United at the weekend, beating Karl Robinson’s side 2-0 away from home thanks to goals from Luke O’Nien and Lynden Gooch.
The win means Parkinson’s side have gained four points out of a possible six which puts them in good stead for the game against potential promotion rivals Peterborough at the weekend.
Having worked hard over the summer to bring in some new faces at the Stadium of Light, Parkinson has now reiterated his desire to add some further signings before the window closes on October 16.
As quoted by Sunderland Echo, Parkinson said:
“It’s such a difficult balancing act because we have a limited amount left to spend, purely because of the salary cap.
“We’ve got to spend it wisely but of course, the U21s don’t count so we’re searching as well for a player or two in that category who can give us a lift.
“They’ve got to be better than what we’ve got and as I’ve said all along about bringing players in on loan, we’ve got good young players.”
Thus far, Sunderland fans have seen the likes of Bailey Wright, Morgan Feeney and former striker Danny Graham all come in to the club.
Saturday’s win should be a good moment for the Sunderland players and Parkinson to use as a potential morale boost and kick start to what they hope will prove to be a promotion winning season.
A couple of new additions will be important between now and October 16 and perhaps Parkinson could look to add a little bit more experience, given that he has signed young players well this summer.
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