Updated: Jul 12
Tony Mowbray says he is 'hopeful, rather than confident' that Sunderland will bring in strikers before the transfer deadline, And admits that the Ellis Simms deal is becoming less likely…
TIGHT THING TO RELY ON
“It looks as if that would be a really tight thing to rely on, to sit here and say 'it's OK, Ellis will come back', because Ellis might not come back. Our job as a club is to make sure that we cover all those bases, and we need if not one then two more strikers."
SPEAKMAN WORKING HARD
"Kristjaan has been leaving and calling me pretty late at night just to give me an update on what the conversations were, what's happened, and where deals are at and whether they are progressing or going backwards. Then he's in early the next morning and the calls continue."
BUSY END TO THE WINDOW
"That's why the window is always so busy towards the end, because these deals are time against money, time against money. Once the time starts running out, the money becomes less important and the deal is going to get done - that's why so much happens on deadline day."