Transfer window

  • Sunderland's Adam Matthews (left) and Birmingham City's Maikel Kieftenbeld battle for the ball

    Preview: New faces in line to start as Sunderland host Ipswich

    February 2, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has said his new signings are “all ready to play a big part” in tomorrow’s game against Ipswich Town as the Black Cats aim to bounce back from their damaging midweek defeat to Birmingham City. Coleman brought in striker Ashley Fletcher, midfielder Ovie Ejaria and goalkeeper […]

  • Sunderland manager Chris Coleman

    Sunderland boss Chris Coleman laments ‘farce’ of a transfer window

    February 1, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Sunderland manager Chris Coleman spoke to the press ahead of Saturday’s fixture against Ipswich Town, describing his first transfer window in eight years as ‘brutal’. The club were boosted by five new faces and three on deadline day including loans for Middlesbrough striker Ashley Fletcher and Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria. […]

  • Ovie Ejaria in action for Liverpool

    Rounding up Sunderland’s deadline day

    February 1, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    It was a frantic deadline day on Wearside as Sunderland attempted to bolster their squad right up to the 11pm deadline last night. The Black Cats did get some much needed deals over the line and here at SportsByte we will be looking at the potential impact each of the […]

  • Brighton and Hove Albion's Kazenga Lualua

    Sunderland sign LuaLua on short term deal

    January 26, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Sunderland yesterday announced the signing of Kazenga LuaLua on a deal until the end of the season following his release by Brighton & Hove Albion. LuaLua joined Brighton on loan in 2010 initially before finalising a permanent deal in 2011 where he represented the club 183 times scoring 22 times […]

  • Preview: Sunderland host Hull City

    Preview: Sunderland host Hull City

    January 18, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Sunderland return to action on Saturday at home to Hull City with the Black Cats looking to return to winning ways in the Championship. After a heavy 4-0 defeat away to Cardiff last weekend Chris Coleman will be hoping for a reaction from his squad against a Hull City side […]

  • Sunderland's Marc Wilson after the defeat during the FA Cup, third round match at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.

    Preview: Sunderland aiming to bounce back from cup exit against Cardiff

    January 10, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Sunderland travel to Wales on Saturday to face Cardiff City as they aim to put Saturday’s FA Cup disappointment behind them. The Black Cats crashed out of the competition at the 3rd Round stage for the third successive season with a 2-0 defeat to Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. Chris Coleman’s men […]

  • Jake Clarke-Salter: Who is Sunderland’s new loan signing?

    Jake Clarke-Salter: Who is Sunderland’s new loan signing?

    January 9, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Sunderland yesterday announced that Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter has joined them on loan until the end of the season. Here at SportsByte we look at Clarke-Salter’s story so far and what he could bring to a Sunderland side rooted to the foot of the Championship table. Born in Carshalton the […]

  • Who could Sunderland recruit in January to solve goalkeeping woes?

    Who could Sunderland recruit in January to solve goalkeeping woes?

    December 18, 2017 at 10:02 am

    After the departures of Jordan Pickford and Vito Mannone in the summer, replacing the two goalkeepers was always going to be difficult, but not as difficult as Sunderland fans would come to see during the first half of the season. Just 21 games into the season, the Black Cats have […]

  • Ben Woodburn scoring for Wales

    From Dragons to Black Cats: Which Welshmen should make the move to Wearside?

    December 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    With the January transfer window looming, Chris Coleman’s Sunderland side will be hoping to bring in some reinforcements in order to help prevent Sunderland from suffering back-to-back relegations. Many were surprised when Coleman left his position as Wales boss to take over on Wearside, with Sunderland’s perilous league position further […]

  • Chris Coleman celebrates with one of his best signings during his spell with Fulham, Carlos Bocanegra

    Clint Dempsey for £2.5m, and a loan move for Jordan Henderson: A look at Chris Coleman’s record in the transfer market

    December 15, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Chris Coleman has had a habit of bringing in value-for-money signings in the past, and will need to do so again in January if Sunderland are to improve their squad. Sunderland have noticeably improved since Coleman’s arrival, with the Welshman picking up four points from his four games since taking […]