Chris Coleman looks to bag two strikers while Vaughan exits

Annette Crawford
January 13, 2018

"Whether we kept him or not, I still wanted to bring in two strikers".

The Black Cats are without any senior strikers ahead of today's Championship game at Cardiff City, with Vaughan following Lewis Grabban out the exit door.

Two of the players the gaffer wants to bring in are strikers to add to the squad, as James Vaughan is confirmed as joining Wigan Athletic.

Vaughan only joined Sunderland - then managed by Simon Grayson - in the summer but only netted two goals and laid on one assist in 27 appearances across all competitions but Paul Cook will hope that Vaughan can find the form he showed in League One with Bury last season.

"We can't look at these young players and say they will play every week though, it is not fair on them".

That said, Coleman has been firm on his stance - Sunderland AFC won't be taken as mugs when it comes to selling our prized assets, and any deal must absolutely suit us or the player will not leave the club.

The Birmingham-born forward has played in the Premier League, Championship and League One during his career.


Sunderland fans - what do you make of Vaughan's comments?

"We slipped up against Barnsley which was really disappointing, but we can't dwell on that because the points are so important for us and it really is just a case of marching onto the next challenge".

When asked how he was finding his first transfer window in six years, the former Wales boss joked: "Not good!"

"I would be super lucky if we get everything done before the last week of the window, brilliant".

"We can only have so many loan players for a game, we have to be careful of that". Let us know in the comments below... "People panic in the final days and things start falling". He hasn't been a moments problem and he wants to play.

I don't think you can understate what a big month January is for Sunderland AFC both on and off the pitch.

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