Sunderland manager Chris Coleman reveals 'physical' striker needed as Sheffield Wednesday duo linked

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman is still hopeful of adding a 'physical' striker to his squad after last night's defeat at Birmingham City further emphasised his need to bolster his squad.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 11:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 11:16 am
Atdhe Nuhiu.
Atdhe Nuhiu.

The Black Cats slumped to a 3-1 defeat to leave them second-bottom of the Championship.

Coleman has been linked with a move for Sheffield Wednesday's 6ft 6in Kosovo international Atdhe Nuhiu, along with his Owls team-mate Jordan Rhodes as he looks for a frontman to play alongside Joel Asoro and Josh Maja.

Coleman confirmed last night that he was set to sign a goalkeeper and Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria, but said he was hoping for another experienced player to ensure a 'brutal' transfer window ends well.

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He said: "We need one more, an experienced face with a bit of luck, but only time will tell on that one.

"It has been a brutal transfer window but if we get two or three in it will have been a good window for us.

"We’ve tried to do loan deals with a bit of money, whether or not we get them I don’t know.

“It’s obvious we need a bit physicality, you could see that tonight, even if Birmingham are one of the biggest teams in the league."