After a hectic deadline day for Sunderland and Simon Grayson, the 47-year-old manager now has a plethora of options to choose from.
Following Sunderland’s relegation from the Premier League, it was clear that Simon Grayson had a difficult job on his hands as he was tasked with rebuilding a Sunderland side capable of competing in the Championship.
The summer transfer window, therefore, saw an acknowledgment of a much needed turnover of players as Grayson looked to revitalise a depleted Sunderland side.
With seventeen new arrivals and twelve players departing the club, Simon Grayson was given the opportunity to use his experience and know-how in the Championship to stamp his authority on the side.
Now that the international break is upon us, Simon Grayson has a mini-break from the busy Championship schedule to consider what his strongest side now is.
FLW writer Elliott Wheat-Bowen looks at how Grayson’s new signings may fit into the side and what Sunderland best starting XI will be.