NIALL Quinn admits Sunderland need to embark on a significant recruitment drive this summer after seeing Steve Bruce’s side reduced to its bare bones in the second half of the season.
Before Christmas, Quinn had been expecting to sign a select few in the close season, rather than the radical reshaping which has taken place every year since he became Sunderland chairman.
But the injuries which have ravaged Sunderland over the last four months have emphasised that Black Cats boss Bruce needs more depth to a squad which will be further depleted in the summer.
Although Sunderland have virtually secured a permanent deal for Ahmed Elmohamady, the futures of some loanees, including Nedum Onuoha, Sulley Muntari and John Mensah – remain uncertain.
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