Sunderland manager Roy Keane has hinted that several players could be leaving the club after failing to impress him.
The former Manchester United captain was stunned by his side's inept display in Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Preston North End and has said that changes will be made.
"I think I've been pretty fair with most of the players, but over the next four, five or six weeks I'll be looking to get a more settled team," Keane told the Black Cats' official website.
"I think I've given players a chance by chopping and changing the side but the party's over now for some of them.
"You see performances and some of it is confirming what I thought about certain players. The things that come to the forefront often confirm my initial reaction seven weeks ago.
"It has just confirmed in my mind who I want to take with me and who I don't. That will be seen in my next few teams and there may be one or two players going out [on loan] again."