Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill admits he needs to buy in January.
O'Neill admitted a growing injury list has heightened the need to strengthen his hand when the transfer window opens.
â€śI think that we would have to seriously look at strengthening the side in January,â€ť he said.
â€śWe donâ€™t have any great numerical strength, and weâ€™ve got a few injuries. Youâ€™re going to get that, and we have to try and cope with it. Itâ€™s inevitable when you donâ€™t have strength in depth.â€ť