What Sunderland boss Alex Neil said about the transfer market, targets Bristol City clash

Sunderland face Bristol City at Ashton Gate this weekend – and Black Cats boss Alex Neil held his pre-match press conference today.

Friday, 5th August 2022, 9:29 am

The Robins were beaten 2-1 at Hull last time out and will be looking to bounce back in their first home game of the season.

Neil admitted after Sunday’s draw with Coventry that he still wants to add ‘four or five’ more players to his squad before the end of the transfer window.

Sunderland have six more league matches before the deadline on September 1.

Sunderland boss Alex Neil.

Here’s what was said at the Academy of Light:

RECAP: Alex Neil press conference

Last updated: Friday, 05 August, 2022, 09:59

  • Sunderland face Bristol City in the Championship on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
  • Black Cats boss Alex Neil will held his pre-match press conference earlier today.
  • Neil still wants to add ‘four or five’ more players to his squad before the end of the transfer window.

Neil said after the Coventry match that he still wants to add ‘four or five’ players to his squad before the end of the transfer window.

It’s clear the club are looking to sign another forward, while they are also in the market for another left-sided defender.

Sunderland remain interested in Nathan Broadhead, yet reports from the Everton end have claimed the 24-year-old has been offered a new contract at Goodison Park.

It’s thought Everton will then look to loan Broadhead out to a Championship club this summer.

Carl Winchester, Jay Matete, Jack Diamond and Leon Dajaku (who was short of game time from pre-season) were all left out of the squad against Coventry last weekend.

None of the aforementioned players were thought to be carrying injuries, with Neil only able to select 18 players in his matchday squad.

Niall Huggins remains sidelined, while we may get a further fitness update from the Black Cats boss in today’s press conference.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Alex Neil’s pre-match press conference.

The Black Cats boss is set to speak to the media at 9am ahead of tomorrow’s match against Bristol City.

We’ll have live updates from the Academy of Light, so stick around and refresh the page to keep up to speed.

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