Nuevo Colombino

Next Game

Rec Huelva v Sunderland

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 20:00

Friendly Match

Victoria Park, Hartlepool United

Last Game

Hartlepool 0 - 3 Sunderland

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 19:30

Friendly Match

Poyet planning to move early

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet will look to strike early when the January transfer window opens and bolster his ranks.

Last Updated: 20/12/13 at 08:39 Post Comment

Gus Poyet: Believes there could be movement at Sunderland on the day the winter

Gus Poyet: Believes there could be movement at Sunderland on the day the winter

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Having inherited a squad from predecessor Paolo Di Canio in October, Poyet has been unable to put his own stamp on the Black Cats.

He will get that opportunity in the New Year, and he has been working hard to piece together a plan of attack.

The intention is to move quickly, giving new recruits as long as possible to settle and play as big a role as possible over the remainder of the campaign - as Sunderland scrap to preserve their Premier League status.

Poyet told The Echo: "My aim all the time is to do things quickly in January.

"We're having meetings practically every day and we're getting close to January now.

"January 1st is a Wednesday, it's not on the weekend, so if there are not any problems with bringing them in from abroad, they could be signed that day.

"Those are the things you need to manage. But it's not only in my hands. It's in the hands of the other people as well - the player, the other club, the transfer, the agreement and if there are other options. There are so many things involved.

"Now, as the manager, I want them in tomorrow so they could train with us for a week before the first. That would be perfection."

Poyet acknowledges that time is not on his side, with Sunderland five points from safety, but claims to have plenty of options to explore in January.

He added: "There are some deals that I would prefer not to do immediately because you need to wait. But, with waiting, you don't know if it's going to happen.

"If I have got another option, which I like and is similar, I'll do it and the other one loses his chance. If you wait and wait, you can lose six or seven games by then."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Liverpool's Adam Lallana could miss start of Premier League with knee injury

Adam Lallana looks set to miss the start of the new Premier League season after suffering a knee injury in training.

Liverpool: Fara Williams welcomes Steven Gerrard contract news

Fara Williams reckons the contract set to be handed to Steven Gerrard will give Liverpool supporters a huge boost.

Transfer news: Sunderland sign Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea

Sunderland have completed the signing of Holland left-back Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea on a four-year deal.

Mail Box

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

It Isn't Easy Supporting Spurs, You Know

We have a long mail about the travails of supporting Spurs, plus Friday thoughts on Marko Marin, marketing, victory v beauty, travelling and vanishing sprays...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property