Although the £10.5million striker is only with Sunderland for the season, Di Canio believes the Italian international will fill the void left by Sessegnon during his time on Wearside.
"Borini is a player that I have no worries about," the boss told the Shields Gazette.
"We have to be honest, at the end of the transfer market we couldn't spend any more money and in Borini we were able to loan a player with the characteristics I had asked for.
"He was available and we knew he could do a job because he's a good player and we knew our regime would be able to help him.
"We know that we can help him develop as a player and for us, he provides us with another option."
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