Sunderland boss Roy Keane concedes their scouting network falls well short of Premiership standards.

"Other clubs are years ahead of us but we have got two European scouts in place now and are working on getting another one or two in," he explained. "Our network in Britain and Ireland could also be a lot better but we have identified the players we want next month and the proof will be in the pudding. If people see I have brought in one or two decent players in January then we are getting there."