Sunderland AFC transfer news RECAP: January blow, Cats bolster coaching staff plus striker closes in on return

Stadium of Light.
Stadium of Light.

Sunderland are preparing for tonight's Checkatrade Trophy clash at Morecambe - but there is plenty of news in the build-up to the game.

We'll bring you all the latest transfer speculation and injury updates from the Stadium of Light - scroll down and refresh our live blog for updates.