Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson has revealed his transfer plans as the new League One season fast approaches.
Whilst the 2020/21 campaign may offer some optimism for Sunderland fans, the memories of the club’s failure to gain promotion to the Championship over the last two seasons has become a concern.
Parkinson will find himself under pressure to ensure that they get it right this time after guiding the Wearsiders to a lowly eighth-placed finish last term.
After seeing a whole host of first team regulars leave the club this summer, Parkinson has been actively attempting to bring in some new faces.
No fewer than seven players have come in to the Stadium of Light, with the likes of Aiden O’Brien and Morgan Feeney added to Sunderland’s squad.
Speaking ahead of his side’s first League One fixture against Bristol Rovers on Saturday, Parkinson revealed that he wanted to bring in one more player before the transfer window closes.
“We’re getting there, another one would be great for us in the next week or so and we’re working towards making the right addition to compliment what we’ve got.”
It will be interesting to see how Sunderland get on this season with the Wearsiders embarking on a third successive campaign in League One. The new arrivals should improve the side, but whether or not the required form and consistency can follow remains to be seen.
Parkinson will be under pressure to ensure that the Black Cats are on course to return to the Championship and, should he fail, his transfer business could be heavily scrutinised…
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