Former Premier League defender Steve Howey is happy with Sunderland’s start to the season and the transfer business they have completed so far.
The Black Cats have brought in seven new first-team players this summer, with Alex Pritchard, Corry Evans, Callum Doyle, Dennis Cirkin, Frederik Alves, Nathan Broadhead and Niall Huggins all joining Lee Johnson’s Stadium of Light project.
Johnson’s side have clicked and gelled quickly, too, picking up three wins in four League One matches and have progressed to the third round of the Carabao Cup after beating Port Vale and Blackpool in the opening two rounds.
And Howey believes that Sunderland have made a decent start and seem to be making the right moves in the transfer window, exclusively telling Football FanCast: “I think you’re looking at Sunderland and they’ve bought in a couple of young lads, a lad from Everton, one from Tottenham and a couple of other ones that have come in, they seem to be doing it right.
“Listen they’ve got the finance but obviously they want to do it the right way.
“They got beat against Burton, but they won at the weekend, it’s a decent start from them to be quite honest. I think it’s a great opportunity for these lads.
“Yes, its League One, but Sunderland is not a League One setup, it’s a Premier League setup. Sunderland’s training ground is absolutely amazing, the ground’s amazing.”
Sunderland host promotion hopefuls Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday afternoon, with the Chairboys looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the new League One season.