Sunderland manager Jack Ross has revealed that Sunderland are well prepared heading into the January window, although he did admit things can change quickly in football.
The Black Cats have enjoyed a very good campaign so far, with Ross’ men second in the league heading into today’s game against Walsall.
Given that, a few Sunderland players are attracting attention ahead of the New Year. The likes of Josh Maja and George Honeyman are key performers but worryingly they are both out of contract next summer.
However, Ross told the Sunderland Echo that the club have a clear plan that should ensure they can cope with whatever January throws up.
“Losing any players would obviously change how quickly we would need new players in in a certain position, but it doesn’t really impact too much on the planning side of things.”
As well as that, the former St. Mirren boss added that the recruitment team are always looking for ways to improve the side.
“You have to always have an awareness of what might be available, what might fit with what you need and what fits with the budget available. The good thing is that we’ve managed to put a team together to do that.”
These are very honest comments from Ross and he will be aware that ultimately money talks and he can’t guarantee that players will stay.
However, what’s particularly pleasing for the north east supporters is that the club seem to have a clear plan in mind.
They are looking ahead and preparing for different things and that hasn’t always seemed to be the case at the club.
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