Sunderland MUST make more signings or they are set for relegation battle AGAIN, Kevin Phillips tells talkSPORT
Kevin Phillips has warned Sunderland they need to do major business before the transfer window closes – or face another season of struggle.
After their miraculous escape from relegation under Sam Allardyce last term, the Black Cats have lost their first two games under the now England manager’s successor David Moyes.
Moyes, who was only appointed in July, has brought in five new faces this summer but Phillips believes more experienced arrivals are badly needed.
The ex-Sunderland striker, who fired 130 goals in 235 appearances for the club, told talkSPORT: “It’s hard to not see them in a relegation battle because of their previous three or four seasons.
“The players Sam Allardyce had probably lined up to come into the club over the summer, you thought Sunderland would move on. You can’t hold Sam back, he can’t turn that [England] job down.
“But David has not been left with a lot of time to bring his own players in. The players he has brought in, for me, are probably players for the future.
“He needs to do some real good business before the window shuts if they want to avoid a relegation battle.”