Sunderland could turn to Hugo Rodallega to solve their goal scoring problems this campaign according to reports.
If the Black Cats’ mediocrity continues then they will be unable to aim any higher than the bottom half at best; and they could very easily be sucked back into a relegation scrap.
Defensively they have been fairly solid since their 8-0 implosion at St. Mary’s – but they have struggled to turn any heads offensively.
Consequently, Gus Poyet’s men have only won three games in the whole campaign and Steven Fletcher is the only striker at the club to have scored more than three goals
And they are the draw specialists of the league right now having tied 11 games – three more than joint second placed teams Crystal Palace and Burnley on eight.
The Black Cats desperately need to be more prolific in front of goal and Gus Poyet is expected to turn his focus to proven goal scorer Hugo Rodallega.
It has been some time since the Colombian has featured in a Premier League game but he has held up a steady record in the Championship with Fulham having found the net nine times in 16 games this term.
And with his contract with the Cottagers expiring in June, Sunderland will be hopeful that they can bring him in on the cheap too.
Given that they have still only been defeated six times since August – which is the same number as Spurs and West Ham – any offensive improvements should see Sunderland make leaps and bounds up the Premier League table.