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Sunderland: Phil Smith confident over triple signing boost

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Journalist Phil Smith has admitted he’s confident Sunderland will still make three signings this month.

Heading into January, Sunderland fans may have been expecting their club to be active this month given they lost Ellis Simms very early on and have a sheer lack of depth in the striker department beyond Ross Stewart.

The Black Cats have been linked with strikers such as Jerry Yates and Sam Surridge, but as of yet, Tony Mowbray and the Sunderland board are sitting tight and seemingly waiting for the right deal to present itself.

Despite a potentially worrying lack of activity on Wearside with less than two weeks to go until the January transfer window closes, Smith is still confident of arrivals.

While speaking on The Roar podcast, Smith has insisted the club are spinning multiple plates behind the scenes, which has left him confident.

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He said: “I think they are spinning a few plates at the moment, but I think the goal remains to try and get two in – and certainly a midfielder as well. I’m still relatively confident that will happen.”

TIF Thoughts on Sunderland’s transfer activity and plans…

Some fans will likely be concerned not to see any new players walk through the door as of yet, especially given how their late business last January turned out as they landed Jermain Defoe, only for him to play seven times and leave very quickly.

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This current PL centre-back almost signed for Sunderland back in 2015.

Therefore, it would have been good for Sunderland to have got at least one new player through the door as they could’ve had time to gel and settle into their new surroundings, but now it looks like it could be a more rushed process.

If Sunderland are to mount a second-half-of-the-season push for the play-offs, Mowbray will need more reinforcements as they are an injury to Stewart away from yet another striker crisis which could see them quickly slide down the table.

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