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  • Founded:1879
  • Manager:Paolo Di Canio
  • Ground:Stadium of light
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Keane eyes eight new players

06 May 2008 - 07:47:27

Sunderland boss Roy Keane has confirmed that he aims to bring at least eight new players to the Stadium of Light this summer.

Keane managed to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League this season following last term's promotion from the Championship, but is keen to move up the table in 2008-09.

He said: "There will be changes in the summer, big changes. Seven or eight? At least.

"I need to get the right people in, but whether I can remains to be seen. I'm not going to say we need 10-15 players, but we need major changes.

"I'm ready for a break. I've had enough after the Bolton game, really had enough. I didn't have a great summer last year trying to get my coaching badges, but I'll have a break this summer.

"It's been a tough season for everyone, but the good thing about the Bolton game is that it just confirmed what I already know.

"We can't kid ourselves. We're talking about Premiership level here, not non-league. How many times do you have to say the same things over again?

"People are getting fed up with me saying the same things and so am I. That's why I keep using the word 'character'. We have some good ones here at the club and we need some more.

"We need more players, we need more quality."


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