Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is determined to find a new striker signing.
And O'Neill maintains the sooner new men can come in, the better.
"We would have liked to have had some players in before the Arsenal game, but that did not happen," he said.
"We have a lot of spirit about us, but lack quality in some positions. We need some better attacking options."
O'Neill added: "It has been slow, perhaps people's attentions have been elsewhere with a fantastic Olympic Games, but maybe now there might be that bit of movement."