Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has said he needs to get a better understanding of the squad already at his disposal, before making plans for the January transfer window. – According to Sky Sports.

After securing his first win in charge at the Stadium of Light, Poyet is looking has identified the next international break as the perfect opportunity to analyse his current squad and figure-out what is needed.

The new manager admitted his desire to get business done sooner rather than later, but understands that is not always the way it works, saying: "I look to do things early. It's not always possible, but the earlier the better.

"No doubt, I'll know more about my squad by then as well. That's key.”

Poyet’s side are currently tucked inside the Premier League drop zone, however, their win over rivals Newcastle United last weekend has injected some much-needed belief into the Sunderland supporters.

The ex-Brighton and Hove Albion boss was pleased with his teams performance on Sunday, however, he stated the following weeks would be a test for his current crop of players.

He said: “I want to give most of them the chance to know what we need from them, and to show me they can do it. After six weeks, if they're not showing it then, then you need to talk to them."

The Uruguayan will be keen to add to his squad in January, with a raid of his former club down south more than likely.

But until then, Sunderland’s players will be given their chance to prove their worth, with the results between now and Christmas deciding just how much business the South American will be doing in the new year.

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