Sunderland have reportedly handed trials to attacker Andrea Borg and defender Kevin Berkoe, with both taking part in a reserve fixture last night, report the Sunderland Echo.
Borg, 19, has arrived from Peterborough United and Berkoe, 17, from Wolves as Jack Ross looks to find a bargain after splashing out in the January window.
A reported £3million was splashed on Wigan striker Will Grigg with the club now keen to take a more pragmatic approach to future deals.
Borg turned out three times for the Posh, all from the bench, before being sent out on loan to non-league St. Neots Town.
Right-back Berkoe has played nine times for the Premier League club’s under-18 outfit, catching the eye of Sunderland scouts along the way.
The Black Cats continued their march towards promotion last weekend with a 2-0 win against Plymouth Argyle at the Stadium of Light.
They remain in third place but just two points behind Barnsley and with a game in hand over the Tykes.
This seems sensible from Sunderland.
They clearly spent more in the January window than they would have wanted to so softening that blow will be crucial.
Whether these two turn out to be decent players is another matter, but you cannot argue with the approach.