Ex-player Micky Gray calls out Sunderland owner Ellis Short

Former Sunderland star wants to see new signings.

Former Sunderland star Micky Gray is getting impatient with his former club, and wants to see new additions.

The Black Cats have made slow progress so far this summer, bringing in Sebastian Coates and Adam Matthews, both defenders.

They remain linked with centre-back Nicolas Lombaerts and defensive midfielder Jeremie Lens, reported the Northern Echo just yesterday, and could yet tie up both deals this week.

With the club playing another pre-season friendly last night, Gray felt uninspired, and called for Sunderland owner Ellis Short to speed up their transfer activity.

As Gray points out, it is still early days, and Lens and Lombaerts may yet go towards helping solve any anxiety among fans.

The problem however seems to be not necessarily the quality of the new faces, but simply that they are not goalscorers or wingers who will get supporters talking.

There are still a number of weeks until the season begins, and fans should trust manager Dick Advocaat knows what he is doing.

After all, it is surely better to take their time and sign the right player than to rush out and buy another Jozy Altidore.

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