Date: 29th October 2019 at 9:45pm
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After a defeat to Shrewsbury Town last weekend, Sunderland fans will be turning their attention to their next League One fixture against Southend United.

But while the short term goal is beating the Shrimpers, many fans have turned their clocks forward by a couple of months to January. The winter transfer market is a great time for teams to make improvements to their squads, but what if the fans were in charge?

These Sunderland fans have their say regarding what kind of business they would prioritise. The most common answer among fans was to target players with pace during January, with many supporters indicating that speed must be injected into their forward line.

Other fans were just crying out for more firepower up top in general. One fan suggests pairing the purchase of a forward with a quality midfielder, while another suggests buying two strikers from the Championship who can come in and make an instant impact.

Others suggested that there may be no transfer budget at all. Despite this, one supporter doesn’t think the club needs to spend in order to achieve promotion, stating that many great players are available on a free transfer.

What do we think?

While there are a few fans who have their own separate opinions, most Sunderland fans are crying out for pace. If the club can recruit efficiently in the next transfer window, there is every chance that the Black Cats can claw their way back into the Championship.