The January switch window is now formally open for enterprise and Sunderland might be busy this month as Kristjaan Speakman makes an attempt to enhance the squad.
Tony Mowbray arrived on the Stadium of Mild in the direction of the tip of the summer season window and which means he has not had a lot of an opportunity to stamp his personal mark on the facet by bringing in his personal gamers.
Regardless of the circumstances round his arrival, the ex-Blackburn Rovers boss has led the Black Cats to eighth within the Championship desk and in competition to combat for a play-off spot on the finish of the season.
Mowbray should now reignite the membership’s curiosity in central defender Dion Sanderson as he might be a wonderful signing for the membership heading into the second half of the marketing campaign.
Scottish giants Rangers and Birmingham, who at the moment have the centre-back on mortgage, are reportedly vying to land him on a everlasting deal from Premier League facet Wolves and the Black Cats should now throw their hat into the ring.
The Northern Echo reported that Sunderland had been eager on a deal to signal Sanderson, on mortgage or completely, final summer season however he ended up transferring to St. Andrew’s however Mowbray should now make one other transfer for the enforcer.
Was lacking out on Sanderson a howler?
He can be an improve on present central defender Bailey Wright and can be an distinctive signing within the quick time period and for the long run.
The Australia worldwide has performed 13 instances within the Championship this season for Sunderland and averaged a Sofascore ranking of 6.85. He has made 1.1 tackles and interceptions per match, accomplished 81% of his tried passes and received 56% of his particular person duels within the second tier.
Sanderson, who former Mackems boss Lee Johnson as soon as dubbed a “Rolls-Royce“, has averaged a rating of 6.92 throughout 24 appearances for Birmingham. The 6 foot 2 colossus has made a whopping 3.1 tackles and interceptions per outing and received 55% of his battles on the again, which exhibits that he has an analogous stage of effectivity to Wright however is way extra lively in reducing out opposition assaults.
His common rating additionally means that he has been performing to a better stage than the ex-Bristol Metropolis man and that he can be an improve on Sunderland’s choices in that space of the pitch.
At 23, he’s additionally seven years youthful than Wright and can be a signing for the long run in addition to the right here and now. He would go well with the strategy of signing younger gamers with potential to enhance, with the ambition of promoting them on for appreciable revenue additional down the road, and Mowbray should now reignite Sunderland’s curiosity in his providers.