Sunderland are reportedly interested in signing Burton Albion striker Liam Boyce during the January transfer window according to journalist Alan Nixon.
Sunderland. Getting serious about Boyce at Burton.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 7, 2020
Boyce has made 31 appearances and scored 13 goals so far this term for Nigel Clough’s side, who currently sit 13th in the League One table after 23 games.
The 28-year-old has been capped at senior level for Northern Ireland, and Phil Parkinson clearly sees Boyce as a player that could add something to their squad this season.
It remains to be seen as to whether Sunderland have submitted a formal bid for Boyce, but Burton Albion’s Ryan Edwards has previously revealed that he is keen to see the forward stay with the club for the foreseeable future.
Sunderland have shown improvement in recent weeks, and will be hoping they can build on their five game unbeaten run for as long as possible this season.
Phil Parkinson struggled to adjust to life at the Stadium of Light, but has since shown that he can get it right with the current crop of players at his disposal.
Sunderland are next in action on Saturday when they host league leaders Wycombe Wanderers in what is certain to be a tricky test for Phil Parkinson’s side.
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It’s no surprise to see Sunderland looking to get their transfer business done earlier rather than later.
They could certainly benefit from having additional strength in depth, and I think Boyce would provide them with that in the future.
They’ve got a number of young players on their books at the moment, and they could learn a considerable amount from an experienced head such as Boyce.