Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill admits Louis Saha is unsettled.
Oâ€™Neill is relatively relaxed about the free transferâ€™s impact â€“ or lack of it â€“ but admits the player has found it hard to take.
He said: â€œI think Louis has been a bit disappointed. When he first came, I told him I wasnâ€™t expecting miracles of him. Heâ€™d done no pre-season training but I was hoping, over a period of time, he would make an impact.
â€œThere was talk about us being interested in Bolton Wanderersâ€™ Kevin Davies last season, and I thought he might have been able to come in and do a half-decent job himself, but also help improve the young centre-forwards like Connor Wickham.
â€œItâ€™s been really tough for Louis. In training, in the small-sided games, heâ€™s been absolutely terrific.
â€œHeâ€™s a bit disappointed he hasnâ€™t been able to take that on to the field."