The five January signings that can keep Sunderland up this season

Rooted to the bottom of the table, this season couldn’t be going much worse for David Moyes and his Sunderland side.

The January transfer window will likely play a key part in any survival bid with Moyes having to buy economically, smartly and most importantly players ready for first team football.

It’s likely to be a battle all the way to May for the Black Cats and they need quality in key areas if they are to improve their results.

Sunderland aren’t expected to be one of the big spenders in January but there is plenty of value out there for Moyes in markets he knows well. He did, after all, recruit expertly at Everton for a number of years.

Competition for first team places is fiercer than ever in the Premier League and there are many talented players on the fringes of squads, seeking regular football.

Here are FIVE January signings Football FanCast reckon would ensure Sunderland’s survival…