Sunderland manager Chris Coleman

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.

However even with those additions the Black Cats boss was visibly frustrated when questioned about the transfer window, he said: “The whole process was, well I forgot what a farce it is really.

“You start to remember how it was where you cannot trust nobody, you get told loads of lies. To get any type of a deal across the line is so tough.”

He added: “Yesterday was absolutely crackers. We spent about 16 hours trying to get everything done.”

The former Wales manager was then asked what the hardest part of deadline day was. He said: “If someone says that’s what the deal is then that’s the what the deal is and then in the last minute the goal posts get changed and the deals this now.

“I don’t know why certain people feel like they have to work like that, nevertheless they do. It muddies the waters and confuses people and then that’s when all the trust goes out the window and that’s why it turns into the cut throat industry that it is.”

Sunderland host Ipswich Town this weekend at the Stadium of Light looking to bounce back from their midweek defeat at Birmingham City. A victory could move the Black Cats out of the bottom three.