Chris Coleman will be almost settled in at the Stadium of Light, with it perhaps beginning to dawn on the former Welsh manager the size of the task he faces at Sunderland.
Sunderland are facing the possibility of another fight against relegation this season, albeit this year with the possibility of dropping into the third tier of English football.
Heading into this weekend’s fixtures, Sunderland sit 23rd, two points adrift of safety following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat to Reading at the Stadium of Light.
The chances are Coleman is already turning towards the January transfer window, which will be his first opportunity to tinker with his playing squad.
Arrivals will be expected at the Stadium of Light as Coleman looks to bolster Sunderland’s chance of survival, but departures could also be on the agenda.
Here at FLW, we take a look at TWO players who need to be asking Coleman for a loan move away from the Stadium of Light in January…