Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill admits he needs to buy this month.

O'Neill acknowledges that numbers are required after Hull City struck a deal to take David Meyler..

"We need to do it. David Meyler - it looks as if that's going to materialise now. Ji has gone out on loan. We don't have that many left and we need to get some numbers in if we can..

"We need to improve the quality of the squad and the numbers, if that's possible. We'll try to utilise this month if possible. There's loads of names been bandied about - we need to try and do something about (the squad)."