Transfer deadline day is upon us and with Martin O’Neill looking to bring in some more talent to aid his light squad, it should be an interesting day.
Any player that you are paying a good fee for needs to be able to come into the side and hit the ground running.
After a deal for Alfred N’Diaye was struck earlier in the window, he seems to have settled in and tried to make an impression on the side.
O’Neill must be looking for someone to go into the first 11 on Saturday or even sit on the bench and come on to change the game in the last half an hour.
Like I have said previously, is the position that is most concerning a centre forward? In my eyes, no.
Danny Graham, who was booed my a minority of Sunderland fans on Tuesday, seems set to complete a deal on deadline day and if he comes and scores goals in a red and white shirt then I will be happy.
The main concern should be that we have not been solid in defence lately and with Titus Bramble hardly putting a foot wrong in his last few games, he should be the first choice centre back.
We have one of the best goalkeepers in the league and a make shift defence in front of him. If it was not for Simon Mignolet between the sticks, I would worry where we would be.
We have two central midfielders playing at full back in Craig Gardner and Jack Colback. A move for a right back would be welcomed so that Gardner could go back into the middle, or a centre back with experience to partner Bramble.
Either way, O’Neill will only bring someone in if he knows he will improve our side.
Hopefully, there will be some movement and an exciting day for the fans.
Ha’way the lads.
- Martin Dunn