Sunderland secured a pivotal win against Burton Albion on Saturday but Chris Coleman still has a lot of work to do in order to get the Wearside club to safety.
They are still two points from safety and the January window could be key in determining Sunderland’s fate.
The former Wales boss has already acknowledged that he will be working on a very tight budget in January and will look to remove some of the club’s high earners to give himself more freedom in the market.
However, the likelihood is that Coleman will have to turn to the loan market in order to get the best deals for the club.
The Black Cats have already been linked with moves for Liverpool’s Welsh pair Danny Ward and Ben Woodburn, but is there anyone else Coleman should have lined up?
We take a look…
Ben Woodburn on loan. He would be a sensational signing for Sunderland.
With Jonny Williams now sidelines for a lengthy period due to injury, the Black Cats needs some extra creativity and Woodburn would provide that.
Coleman should do everything to loan him in!
Coleman should sticks to what he knows and bring in some hungry Welsh players just to add quickly to what he is trying to do.
I think both Ben Woodburn and Danny Ward of Liverpool would be fine additions and can really see it working for all involved.
If recent reports develop and Chris Coleman loses Lewis Grabban, Sunderland are going to be desperate for another striking option.
James Wilson could be a player Sunderland take a look at, but whether the Manchester United youngster could do what Grabban has remains to be seen.
It would also be no surprise to see Coleman using his Welsh connections to make a swoop for Danny Ward, particularly due to Sunderland’s ongoing goalkeeping troubles.
Danny Ward is an absolute must. Coleman knows him well from his days as Wales boss, and the Black Cats are crying out for a goalkeeper.
Ward will not make PL appearances this season barring a major injury crisis at Liverpool, so a January loan move makes a lot of sense.