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 Lee Camp on a hectic deadline day at the Stadium of Light to add to Kazenga LuaLua and Jake Clarke-Salter who joined earlier in the window.

The manager told the press he sees no reason why the quartet can’t hit the ground running in tomorrow’s game against 12th place Ipswich Town.

“I think, the stage we are in the season, there’s enough points on offer and enough games left for us to be ok if we get these boys up to it. Kay (LuaLua) was fighting for fitness and that appearance at Birmingham will do him the world of good.

“Ashley Fletcher played 50-odd minutes last weekend (for Boro), so he’s ok physically. Ovie played 90 minutes at the weekend, Under 23s football albeit, but 90 minutes all the same. Lee Camp has had five lots of 90 minutes recently.

“That is U23 games as well, but still it is football and keepers are slightly different anyway. “They’re all ready to play a big part at the weekend.”

One issue Coleman does face is the EFL stipulation with loan signings which rules clubs can only name five players on loan in their match day squads. The arrival of Fletcher, Ejaria and Camp in addition to Clarke-Salter and summer loan signings Jonny Williams, Brendan Galloway and Tyias Browning bring Sunderland’s total to seven.

Coleman admitted this would mean someone is left disappointed at being left out: “Lee will add to us with his experience, but, of course, we now have seven loanees in the building and we can only pick five at once. “Someone will be disappointed of course.

“Brendan (Galloway) hasn’t been involved much and Jonny Williams is just coming back from injury. I’d rather this situation than be struggling for numbers. “Football being as it is, and this league being as it is anyway, there’s always going injuries and the like.

“But absolutely, I would rather have those numbers than not.”

Sunderland’s midweek defeat to Birmingham was a missed opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone and makes tomorrow’s visit of Ipswich even more important.