Sunderland transfer updates plus Duncan Watmore latest: Jack Ross delivers pre-Scunthorpe briefing

Jack Ross faced the press ahead of Sunderland's trip to Scunthorpe United, and offered several key updates.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 17 January, 2019, 13:24
Jack Ross has provided some key updates on Sunderland's transfer dealings

The Black Cats travel to Glanford Park looking to sustain their promotion push after a tricky run of fixtures. And ahead of the clash, Ross provided a number of updates to the press - covering topics such as transfers, contracts and injuries in a long media briefing. Scroll down and click through the pages for the key talking points from the Sunderland boss:

"His reaction after the game was that he absolutely didn't do anything wrong. Having watched it it wasn't how it was portrayed. One of the benefits of having Netflix and Fulwell around is the different angles!"
"Having Lee back in the squad, is great, he is very experienced. Having him back in the group this weekend is a bonus for us."
"Duncan Watmore hasnt trained with the group yet but will return to training soon."
"Sometimes you dont realise just how much they give you until they arent there, and I think he fits into that case. We played the second-place side last Saturday without our captain and leading scorer."

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"We havent scored freely for the last 6-8 weeks but we are the only team in England to have scored in every league match."
"In terms of the speculation, that's exactly what it is. There's no concrete offer or interest that we've been made aware of from other clubs."
"It is something that it could be a potential option for us. But that isn't anything that has been discussed more than as a potential scenario."
"Nothing imminent. If that changes, it is the nature of the game that things can change quite dramatically. As things stand I don't see any additions prior to Saturday."
"I would rather know with clarity how the situation is and how it will unfold. I think that is of benefit not just to me as a manager, but to everybody at the club."