Still time for Black Cats boss to add to his litter

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Sunderland boss Steve Bruce may not have finished his summer transfer dealings just yet.

The Black Cats have already added nine fresh faces to their squad during the window, with Wes Brown and John O'Shea the highest profile additions after moving to the Stadium of Light from Manchester United.

Whilst Bruce is more than happy with his side, who he saw beat Hartlepool United 3-1 in Richie Humphreys' testimonial match last night, he wouldn't rule out the possibility of more transfer activity on Wearside.

"A manager's job is to keep knocking on the chairman's door, we don't want to be satisfied because we've got to keep improving," the former Birmingham boss told Sky Sports News.

"And if there's somebody who can improve us and it's right, then we'll look at it. But we're very, very happy with what we've done.

"We're very close to having a squad which resembles what we're looking for. But we're never satisfied us managers, so never say never."


The sale of Jordan Henderson has helped finance much of the business that's taken place at Sunderland this summer, but more players may have to leave the club for additional signings to join the ranks.

Bruce is confident a couple more players will be joining the 10 who have already left either permanently or on loan, with Steed Malbranque, Marcos Angeleri and George McCartney all possible departures.

"I envisage one or two will be leaving the building, I would have thought," he continued.

"Steed's deal is in advanced talks and we might have something to report soon. He has one year left and we are in a position where we have decided to say OK he can go. We have not got a natural left midfielder but you tell me where they are. It is time Steed moved on and we wish him well.

"We could also see Angeleri head back to Argentina with Estudiantes and George might be going too."

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