Sunderland boss Gus Poyet admits he's frustrated with his squad's contract situation.
With a host of his players out of contract in the summer, Poyet admits it is frustrating that he cannot plan ahead.
"I try always to plan ahead and to plan ahead you have to have a squad, you have your players. Can I do that? I can't and I don't like it. It's not me. Now I'm learning, every day," he said.
"I don't want to rebuild. I didn't come to Sunderland to rebuild anything, I want to be part of a process and to be something that gets better all the time.
"Sometimes you say - and I understand why - that you need to take one step back to make two forward. Is that the solution? It would help."
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